Government faces criticism as it hints at Covid certificates in stores


Coronavirus certificates could be needed to enter some high street shops from this summer, the government has hinted, as Labour pledged to vote against any such plans.

In his press conference on Monday night prime minister Boris Johnson hinted that the UK was moving towards a system of Covid passports, although he said at the time certain “essential areas” of life would be unaffected. 

Pressed on the issue yesterday, a government spokesman said that passports would not be needed for when non-essential retail reopens next Monday. 

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