Covid live: UK government ‘did not change mind’ on vaccine passports – minister

Posted by on April 5, 2021 4:48 am
Categories: Global Stories

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A barber reopened at 6am on Monday to welcome back customers as further coronavirus restrictions were lifted in Scotland.

Hairdressers and barbers can reopen from Monday along with some non-essential shops, including garden centres and homeware stores, as lockdown measures are eased, PA Media reports.

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Shadow Cabinet Office minister Rachel Reeves said Labour had “many reservations” about the use of vaccine passports in the UK.

The senior opposition MP told BBC Radio 4’s Today:

We have an amazing take-up of the vaccine, it is being rolled out incredibly successfully by the NHS – it is not totally clear to me that we need a sledgehammer to crack a nut here.

The big priority has got to be ensuring that everybody is vaccinated so we can get back as quickly as possible to the things we love doing, whether that is going to the pub, the restaurant, the football match or the concert.

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