Thank you for contacting me about vaccine passports or certificates.
I completely oppose any proposal that they should be required to go to the pubs or a restaurant or to engage, in fact, in any form of activity that is part of our normal lives. I am against any such move that would infringe more and more on our civil liberties at home. On that basis I will be voting against such measures if they come before us in Parliament.
The only proviso I would add is that we are talking about domestic use of such passports. It is inevitable that some Governments around the world will request proof of vaccination and/or Covid status before people travel to their countries (like those that currently demand a Yellow Fever vaccination), so there will be a demand in those circumstances for one to be available. Similarly, personal insurance companies - especially those selling life insurance and travel insurance - could quite easily demand proof of your level of risk. Currently smokers pay a higher premium for life insurance. I should imagine it is possible that the same would apply to those who have not been vaccinated against Covid.
Thank you again for taking the time to contact me.
Craig Whittaker MP