Although the Government has shelved plans to introduce Covid certification for nightclubs and indoor venues from the end of the month, its Covid winter plan, unveiled on Tuesday, says businesses could be given just one week’s notice before they are introduced.
The conference is due to be held as a hybrid online and in-person event at the Manchester Central convention centre from October 3-6.
However, chief Shaun Hinds told BBC Radio 4: “We have been in planning for... the best part of this year and even now there remains uncertainty.”
Asked if there were contingency plans to introduce a Covid pass for the event, he said he was in “almost daily” conversation with the conference organisers but “uncertainty around what precisely will apply is causing difficulty”.
In July, some Tory MPs including Steve Baker and Mark Jenkinson said they would not attend the conference if they had to prove their vaccination status.