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Following the Prime Minister’s announcement last month setting out the Government’s autumn and winter plan for tackling COVID-19 cases with a Plan A and Plan B approach, the Government has now published a call for evidence on the proposal for mandatory COVID certification in a Plan B scenario.
The full invitation is contained here: https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/proposal-for-mandatory-covid-certification-in-a-plan-b-scenario-call-for-evidence?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=govuk-notifications&utm_source=f4152987-4566-43e5-802e-ca66f54408bf&utm_content=immediately
There is an additional document which contains more details as to the proposals and terms of implementation – https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/proposal-for-mandatory-covid-certification-in-a-plan-b-scenario/proposal-for-mandatory-covid-certification-in-a-plan-b-scenario
Under Plan B, in certain settings:
If introduced, the Government expects that mandatory vaccine-only certification would be introduced for the following venues and events:
The Government hopes that it would not be necessary to mandate vaccine certification more widely than these settings, however, as the Autumn and Winter Plan outlines, this cannot be entirely ruled out.
There are some settings that would be exempt from requirements to use certification, including communal worship, wedding ceremonies, funerals and other commemorative events. Guidance on minimising risk in these settings will be provided. Free, un-ticketed outdoor events in public spaces, including street parties, protests and mass participation sporting events, would also be exempt.
The consultation closes at 11:45 pm on 11 October 2021.
If you need assistance keeping your licensed premises compliant with the latest legislation, contact us on 01332 226 151 or complete the form below.
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