England imposes Covid certificate requirement for events, nightclubs

In England from Wednesday, December 15, spectators of large events and partygoers in nightclubs are required to present the UK Covid pass, British public broadcaster BBC reports.
The measure was approved by British legislators on Tuesday, December 14, with a large support of opposition legislators. According to the new rules, adults going to nightclubs, big sports matches and other large events in England are required to show a Covid pass as proof of double-vaccination, or a recent negative test.
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The changes come as Dr Jenny Harries, the chief executive of the UK Health Security Agency, explained to legislators that growth of the Omicron variant over the coming days in the country would be staggering, with infections currently doubling in less than two days in most UK regions.
The requirement now applies to nightclubs, indoor unseated venues with more than 500 people, unseated outdoor venues with more than 4,000 people, and any venue with more than 10,000 people. Elsewhere in the UK, Covid passport schemes are already in operation in Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales.