Vaccine passport plans for large events scrapped says UK Health Secretary Sajid Javid

By Aletha Adu

Health Secretary Sajid Javid confirms vaccine passports for large events will not be going ahead.

Mr Javid's confirmation follows weeks of backlash from Tory MPs, reports the Mirror.

An hour ago the Health Secretary told Sky News he hopes the Government can avoid bringing in the measures.

But speaking to BBC Mr Javid said: "We shouldn't be doing things for the sake of it", before adding: "I'm pleased to say we will not be going ahead with plans."

The Prime Minister had faced backlash from his own party over the summer because of the “threat” of domestic vaccine passports.

Andrew Bridgen, one of 43 Conservative MPs to sign a declaration opposing vaccine passports, had hoped Parliament would be recalled from its summer recess if ministers are “serious” about asking people to show proof of their vaccine status to gain entry to domestic venues and events.

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