The United Kingdom will require a vaccination certificate to access discos or mass events from the end of September, according to the British Government, which also announced that it will immunize vulnerable minors from the age of 12.
In a virtual press conference since his isolation for having been in contact with a positive, Prime Minister Boris Johnson defended his decision to lift all legal restrictions against COVID-19 on Monday with the argument that if the country is open later, the virus will have a better chance of spreading among the population.
“There comes a time when restrictions do not prevent the inevitable, but only delay it. We have to ask ourselves: if not now, when?” Said Johnson, facing criticism from the scientific community for his controversial decision. .
After urging all citizens to be cautious, he confirmed the news advanced minutes before by the Secretary of State for Vaccination, Nadhim Zahawi, that having the complete vaccine schedule will be a condition from the end of September to access discos and other places where a lot of people gather.
The prime minister assumed that the discos and nightlife venues, which opened today after being closed since the beginning of the pandemic, pose a risk, especially considering that 35% of young people between 18 and 30 years have not yet received nor a dose.
In addition, he recalled that more and more countries require travelers to fully vaccinate to enter their countries.
Johnson also defended the need for those who receive the order to isolate themselves for having been in contact with a positive continue to do so, at least until next August 16, when those vaccinated will be able to replace it with daily tests.
However, to ensure that supplies and essential services are not interrupted, workers in some critical sectors will be exempted from isolation right now if they have been in contact with infected people, provided they have received the two punctures.
The scientific advisers of the government explained in the same appearance that 60% of those hospitalized today had received the complete guideline, and added that around a thousand daily admissions are expected when the peak of this new wave is reached, when they will infect about 100,000 people a day.
Another of the measures adopted by the Executive will be the vaccination of especially vulnerable children between 12 and 15 years old, as well as young people about to turn 18.