Are Covid passports a good thing?

A Covid passport is for those who have had a Covid jab and have received a vaccination card.

Plans to introduce a Covid-status certification – known as a ‘Covid passport’ have received much media coverage. If introduced, the ‘passport’ will indicate if you’ve had the vaccine, or if you’ve tested negative recently, or if you have natural immunity through having already had Covid-19.

The Government’s hope with the Covid passport is that crowds can return to large-scale events and venues such as festivals, sports events, nightclubs, theatres and orchestral concerts.

Trials are being run this summer, and businesses will no doubt be listening eagerly for any developments. If your business is considering using Covid passports, be aware that the ambiguity surrounding them at present could give rise to discrimination claims, therefore do take advice before putting plans in place.

We in the employment law team are happy to help with any employee or worker-related queries, and our colleagues in the commercial team can answer your consumer or customer-focused questions.