PRIME Minister Boris Johnson has scrapped plans to force Brits to show a COVID-19 vaccine passport in pubs and restaurants it emerged last night.
The widely panned plan would have seen Brits forced to have the vaccine to enjoy a pint or a meal in a major blow to freedoms.
The plan faced opposition from more than 70 MPs who said the idea was “divisive and discriminatory”.
The Sun on Sunday revealed the PM will only enforce Vaxx passes for large venues like sports stadiums, theatres, festivals and nightclubs with a trial scheme in Liverpool from next month.
Boris said; “We are doing everything we can to enable the reopening of our country so people can return to the events, travel and other things they love as safely as possible, and these reviews will play an important role in allowing this to happen.”
An insider told The Sun on Sunday: “These events will not only be used to try out the new Covid passport.”
A BRIGHTER BRITAIN
BORIS said Britain can look forward to “brighter days ahead” as the country celebrates Easter.
In his Easter message, the Prime Minister acknowledged it had been a “very tough” year, but said the holiday brought fresh optimism.
“This has been a very tough 12 months. But, as ever, the arrival of Easter brings with it new hope,” he said.
“And, this year more than ever, it brings the promise of brighter days ahead for us all.”
Mr Johnson acknowledged coronavirus restrictions meant many Christians would again be unable to celebrate their most important festival in the way they would wish.
However, he paid tribute to the way in which they had shown the teachings of Christ and the message of his death and resurrection “permeate through every aspect of daily life”.
“That’s why I’ve lost count of the number of church leaders and congregations that have stepped up to support us all in these very challenging times,” he said.
“Millions of Good Samaritans, each of them showing what loving thy neighbour as thyself really looks like in 21st century Britain.
“And having done all that during the darkest days of the pandemic, churches across the UK are now helping us light the path out of it by opening their doors as vaccination centres. It’s really, very moving to see it.”