VACCINE passports will be required to enter strip clubs when they reopen
“Adult entertainment venues” have been added to stadiums and places with large crowds like nightclubs that will require punters to show proof a jab, negative test or antibodies before entering.
Ministers are close to concluding their review into the controversial domestic vaccine certification, with Boris Johnson and lead minister Michael Gove both understood to have moved away from their wider use for pubs and restaurants.
Strip clubs are due to open in June according to the PM’s lockdown lifting roadmap, but will be slapped with the extra restrictions as they turn on their red lights for the first time since March 2020.
The review in Covid papers is due to be published in as little as two weeks time.
While ministers are enthusiastically pushing their use – via an updated NHS app – to help sunseeking Brits get abroad this summer, there has been a major backlash to widespread use domestically.
The review led by Mr Gove has already made clear that vaccine proof will never been needed for essential shops, medical facilities or places of worship.
However there has been a bitter debate in Whitehall at how far they could be used in pubs, bars, clubs and seedier venues.
A government source told The Sun: “The tide has gone out on pubs and restaurants but the reasons for proving you are protected against the virus in venues with much closer contact should be obvious.”
Last night Downing Street sources insisted no final decisions on the review had been made and an update would be given by the end of the month.