England will require proof of vaccination for nightclubs and events


Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Boris Johnson, said on Monday that all english nightclubs and other establishments with large audiences will require customers to present proof of vaccination complete from the end of September.

The partygoers gathered on Monday for the first unrestricted live music events since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic. The government has reopened nightclubs and has withdrawn almost all measures against the coronavirus in England, betting that mass vaccination will prevent another lethal wave of Covid-19.

But hours later, Johnson announced that people who are not fully vaccinated, including those who have not received both doses, would be barred from nightclubs.

The decision comes after major outbreaks related to nightclubs in other countries, such as the Netherlands and Israel, where authorities have been forced to close them again.

“I can now warn that, by the end of September, when everyone over 18 has a chance to receive both doses, we are planning to make full vaccination a condition for entering nightclubs and other establishments with large public meetings” , Johnson said at a news conference.

“Proof of a negative test will no longer be enough.”