Luton – The Vaccine Passport Conundrum

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Life is, very slowly, starting to return to normal here in the United Kingdom, thankfully.

After having lived in the shadow of the COVID-19 pandemic, Boris Johnson’s road map to normality is starting to be actioned.

Step-by-step we are approaching the stage where wee can see light at the end of the tunnel and that, sometime in the future, probably next season, Kenilworth Road will not be deemed to be off limits and we can cheer on our heroes.

But will it be as easy as that?

The reason I ask is that, as we move back towards normality, speculation that a ‘vaccine passport’ may become part of our lives.

Now Boris has deemed that you will not need one to enter a public house, which gets the thumbs up from me, but could need one to attend sporting events.

If so, I am braced for the stream of protests from the population stating that their civil liberties have been infringed.

Personally, I have no objections to such a scheme.

The past 12 months have shown us just how awful this virus, with its mutations can be and if we are to continue to control it as much as we are now then steps to do so must be implemented.

If that remains flashing a card to confirm you are up to date with your vaccines, then so be it.

But that is just my view, I would certainly be interested to read your views in the comment facility beneath this article.


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  • Alan says:

    Don’t see a problem with it…you give your ticket up at the gate, what difference is it just to show a vaccination card along side it….then you can get in the bloody ground……

    • Mad Hatter says:

      my thoughts exactly!

      • Jim says:

        A large chunk of the population hasn’t been vaccinated yet and probably won’t be by the start of the season. And there are no plans yet to vaccinate children. Without careful working (something the government hasn’t really proven itself capable of) it could be discriminatory against the young (how much atmosphere will a crowd with few people under 30 be?), people from ethnic minority groups (who already don’t attend matches in the same numbers as their communities represent locally) and poorer workers who aren’t getting tested because they are worried about losing income or jobs by having to isolate.

        It’s not necessarily wrong. But there are lots of problems to iron out to make sure it’s fair and actually works.

        • Mad Hatter says:

          good points Jim, clearly a lot has still to be discussed but somewhere down the line I reckon it will become the norm, a case of fall in line or distance yourself from society. I bet Margaret Thatcher, when she was in charge and if she were still alive, would have loved a plan where anyone under 30 would be kept away, it would have solved her hooligan problem overnight!

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