Beginning yesterday, Wednesday 15 December, adults in England must show a Covid pass or negative test result in venues such as nightclubs and large events.
Presenting proof of vaccination or a negative test will be required in indoor venues without seating with more than 500 people in attendance and in outdoor venues without seating with more than 4,000 people attending.
Any venue with more than 10,000 people, such as sporting events and concerts, will also require proof of vaccination or negative test.
However, some large events are not included in the rules. Events such as communal worship, wedding ceremonies, mass-participation sporting events, funerals and protests are all exempt from the rules.
Proof of natural immunity will not be accepted as an alternative to proof of vaccination or a negative test result.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson said for the time being, a Covid pass can be obtained with two vaccine doses but the situation will be reviewed as boosters roll out.
The people of Salford gave us their opinions on the Covid vaccine pass.
One said, “On the one hand its good because if you have Covid passports it means you can check if people are vaccinated which protects other people.
“But, I think on the other hand there’s a lot of inconveniences that it brings to businesses so it’s a tough one. How do you protect most of the population without inconveniencing businesses too much?”
Another unvaccinated member of the community said, “Its good because you can see who’s got it but if its implemented in law then I’m against it. If its like a forcible thing that you need it to get in then absolutely not.”
Sam, spoken to at Peel Park, said, “It’s probably the right thing to do.
“Proof of a negative test seems like a small price to pay to get into venues that we all enjoy and keep them open.
“I don’t think we can afford to slow the economy at any rate to be fair.”