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Mandatory domestic vaccine passports set to be introduced in Northern Ireland



It is reported that MLA’s have voted in favour of introducing mandatory domestic vaccine passports over the next weeks.


According to the BBC, it is understood DUP ministers voted against the changes while Sinn Féin, Alliance and the SDLP all backed the Department of Health proposals.



It is reported that the measure would apply for access to:


  • nightclubs

  • hospitality venues which serve food and drink

  • cinemas, theatres, concert halls and conference centres

  • indoor events with 500 or more attendees with some or all of the audience not normally seated

  • outdoor events with 4,000 or more attendees with some or all of the audience not normally seated

  • events where more than 10,000 people will be present regardless of whether they are seated


Health Minister Robin Swann stated this afternoon that COVID certification requires proof of full vaccination status, or a negative Lateral Flow Test in the previous 48 hours, or proof of recovery from a positive PCR test in the previous 30 – 180 days.



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