Coronavirus (COVID-19)—Welsh Government announces Pass for events and nightclubs

Coronavirus (COVID-19)—Welsh Government announces Pass for events and nightclubs

LNB News 17/09/2021 69

The Welsh Government has announced the introduction of a requirement to show an NHS coronavirus (COVID-19) Pass to enter nightclubs, indoor nom-seated events for more than 500 people, outdoor non-seated events for more than 4,000 people, and any event with more than 10,000 people in attendance. The digital pass allows people to show if they have had a negative lateral flow test result or if they have been vaccinated. The pass will come into force on 11 October 2021.

Welsh First Minister, Mark Drakeford, has said:

‘Across Wales, coronavirus cases have risen to very high levels over the summer as more people have been gathering and meeting. Tragically, more people are dying from this terrible virus.

The very strong advice we have from our scientific advisers is to take early action to prevent infections increasing further.

The last thing we want is further lockdowns and for businesses to have to close their doors once again. That’s why we must take small but meaningful action now to control the spread of the virus and reduce the need for tougher measures later.’

Drakeford also published a written statement announcing the outcome of the review of the Health Protection (Coronavirus Restriction) (Mo.5) (Wales) Regulations 2020, which indicated that the Welsh Government would seek to provide booster vaccination doses to frontline NHS staff, care home residents and those with underlying health conditions.

The Welsh Government has also said that letters will begin to be received by 12- to 15-year-olds from 20 September 2021, inviting them to be vaccinated.

Sources:

• COVID Pass for events and nightclubs announced

• Written Statement: Review of the Health Protection (Coronavirus Restriction) (No.5) (Wales) Regulations 2020


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