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Coronavirus news UK latest: Vaccine passports for nightclubs in September as Boris Johnson says pandemic ‘far from over’

BRITS will have to show proof of two Covid jabs to get into nightclubs from the end of September, Boris Johnson announced on Freedom Day.

The shock announcement came after ministers had previously ruled out “papers to party” and insisted any such scheme would be voluntary for nightclubs.

 Speaking from Chequers where he has been forced to isolate for 10 days, the PM added: “We’re concerned, as they are in other countries, by the continuing risk posed by nightclubs.

“I should serve notice now that by the end of September, when all over-18s will have had their chance to be double jabbed, we’re planning to make full vaccination the condition of entry to nightclubs and other venues where large crowds gather.

“Proof of a negative test will no longer be enough. I don’t want to have to close nightclubs again as they have elsewhere, but it does mean nightclubs need to do the socially responsible thing and make use of the NHS Covid pass.”

Freedom Day got underway early as huge queues of Brits entered clubs at midnight on Monday for dancing, boozing and partying without any face masks or social distancing.

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