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Pubs could demand so-called 'covid passports' from next week, it has been announced.
Venues classed as 'high risk' - including nightclubs, gigs and sports events - will be 'encouraged' to demand a covid status certification upon entry when restrictions ease next week, under new government guidance unveiled by health secretary Sajid Javid on Monday.
This means you'll have to prove you've either had the vaccine, a negative covid test or a past infection to gain entry as England moves into Step 4.
Not every pub will be classed as high risk under the new classification system - and it's important to note the rules are not mandatory, only guidance - but it's understood they may be applied to some crowded pubs.
It comes after so-called Freedom Day was pushed back from 21st June to 19th July amid a rise in cases.
Speaking in the House of Commons today, Javid also confirmed the lifting of restrictions on wearing masks and the 'rule of six' indoors from next week.
More to follow.
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