Mail readers have their say on Covid certificates as Government review into their use continues

Would you support the introduction of coronavirus certification to facilitate the return of large-scale events and other activities?

Thursday, 25th March 2021, 10:13 am

We put the question to Hartlepool Mail readers on our Facebook page, as Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden confirmed a review – led by Cabinet Office Minister Michael Gove – was underway into their potential use.

Mr Dowden said a number of things would be piloted to allow people back into events in “significant numbers” but added that no final decisions had been made.

And this week, Prime Minister Boris Johnson told a Commons committee that pub landlords may be allowed to set rules on Covid certificates for their own venues.

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A message from the Beat Covid NE campaign, taken earlier in 2021.

Trade body UKHospitality has criticised the prospect of pubs and restaurants being subject to vaccine certificates, saying it could cause conflict between staff and customers.

Here are some of your views from the Hartlepool Mail Facebook page:

Susan Facchini: “We could think like this forever, the world needs to get back to normality, if people have a problem don’t go to these events.”

Kay Blackett: “As long as they don’t get into counterfeit hands.”

Janette French: “Although I am going to have my injection, I feel that those who decide against having it, (which is their right), may be open to discrimination and refused opportunities if this does happen.”

Brenda Gibbins: “Just because you have the vaccine does not mean you will not get it. Events should only go ahead when safe to do so.”

Michael Devany: “I just want to get back to work. I don't care how. Want me to have a certificate? Fine I will do it.”

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