The Health Secretary said: “It’s not a wobble. We said we were going to look at this and look at it carefully and we set out what those plans were and the sectors that we were looking at.”
The Night Times Industries Association (NTIA) welcomed the news that Covid passports will be scrapped, adding it was hopeful the sector can start to “rebuild”.
Michael Kill, CEO of the NTIA, said: “Following an intense political and public campaign by the NTIA, its members and wider industry supporters, we welcome the comments from the Health Secretary this morning regarding the Government’s decision to scrap the planned mandate of Covid Passports from the end of September.”
“We hope that businesses will now be able to plan for the future with some degree of certainty, regain confidence from customers and the workforce and start to rebuild a sector that has consistently been at the sharp end of this pandemic.”
Although Covid passport plans have been scrapped in England, there are still places where proof of vaccination will be required in the UK.