Can’t force people too, same as they can’t force someone to take the flu jab. I’ve had both mine, but I don’t agree with vaccine passports or such schemes.
I wonder how many of our squad are double vaccinated, this could potentially affect them playing
They probably are making it up as they go along.Honestly seems like shooting in the dark. People are freely mixing already. What really is the difference whether a stadium has 9.5k supporters in it or 10.5k? In fact if it was Hampden with 10.5k the place would seem empty, where it was say St Js park with 9.5k it would be close to capacity. Further to this we know the vaccine does not stop the spread anyway. Just making it up as they go along now. Also I checked a flight info for travel abroad, it quoted a test for £110, seems a tad excessive as I get regular testing through work (samples sent to lab) so why can't they accept that as proof? Or is this a way to protect against fraudulant claims?
What I’m getting at is making entry to a stadium a one check process.Given that your vaccine history is already stored in the NHS database wouldn't the government be more likely to look there rather than sneak up behind a steward at ER?
I'm not sure they'll even scan it tbh, think it'll be a case of waving it in front of a steward (if it even ever gets implemented which I remain unconvinced about, especially if there's a big uptake in vaccines in next few days). I believe that's how it works in France and the only real control is that if you're caught using a vaccine passport that's fraudulent you can get a fine of 130 euro or so. I think spot checks are few and far between though.What I’m getting at is making entry to a stadium a one check process.
If you make it two step - that is you have to
show evidence of vaccine to a steward, and then scan a ticket you will slow entry to the stadium. I’d guess that it would take roughly twice as long to get in.
that’s why I think logistically one scan which covers ticket snd vaccine history is the only realistic proposition, or providing capacity to scan 20,000 vaccine qr codes in addition to the ticket entry scanners.
Seen a figure of less than 50% of 18-29 year olds vaccinated. Not convinced this will encourage the young to get vaccinated.It's clearly designed to motivate people to get vaccinated rather than to directly control the virus. There's no infrastructure behind it and it's not aimed at the main places where the virus spreads. Even if it were, tests would probably be a more effective way to reduce transmission.
Let's hope it achieves the main aim, otherwise what a waste of time, effort and goodwill.
But its cart and horses again. They just had a big festival in Dalkeith and several other areas around the UK, backtracking and isolating again probably wont get us anywhere as over 80% of the population are already vaccinated but soon as we come out of lockdown the causes increase massively, why do we think it would be different next time?They probably are making it up as they go along.
A bit like the development of this bloody virus.
Which , in case it has gone unnoticed, is hospitalising people in ever increasing numbers.
Killing quite a few too.
I don't think any government moves to deceive on their Corona policy but they inevitably are subject to the vagaries of infwction.They gave the go-ahead only a fortnight ago for football stadiums to open up to full capacity...why did they do that if they are now saying they are dangerous places ?
This is a deceitful move which has been made purely to strong arm young people into getting the vaccine. I don't think it's workable and I have doubts it will actually go ahead.
By the logic of your argument @Jack , which is in line with the Scottish Governments, surprise there, it must be a resounding Yes. Close nightclubs, play football behind closed doors again, if they are serious. They know that this is a damp squib. People who unwisely decline to be vaccinated are foolish, however this in my opinion, will be totally ineffectual.It's come to the stage, in my opinion, that the Delta variant is now pretty much out of control.
Something needs to be done.
Do we restrict everyone in a lockdown of sorts, including those who have done as much as they can do and having the vaccination, civic duty call it what you like.