Alia Hawa: ‘Covid certificates are unnecessary and will damage retail’s recovery’

Alia Hawa

With non-essential retail reopening today, news that the government is considering making Covid certificates mandatory for customers in stores comes as another blow.

I strongly believe that a Covid certification for customers in non-essential retail stores is wholly unnecessary. At the time of writing, over 47% of the adult population in the UK has had at least one dose of the coronavirus vaccine. Hopefully soon, the majority of the country will be fully vaccinated.

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