The plans, set to come into effect in the autumn, have been described as “a shambles” by a leading industry body.
But Professor Jonathan Van-Tam was quick to defend the proposals, explaining: “On the science side, however, it is a case in point that if you pack my garden shed full of people and they are unvaccinated, the likelihood of transmission is going to be far greater than if you pack my garden shed full of people who have been fully vaccinated and are 14 days out the other side of their second dose.”
Giving the press conference on Monday, Johnson said: “I can serve notice now that by the end of September when all over 18s will have had their chance to be double jabbed, we’re planning to make full vaccination the condition of entry to nightclubs and other venues where large crowds gather.
“Proof of a negative test will no longer be enough.”
But what do you think of the proposals? Is it right to require vaccination, or should people be left to decide the risk for themselves? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below so we can feature your answers tomorrow.
Yesterday’s Talking Point: Should the NHS app be mandatory?
Opinion was split down the middle over whether the NHS Covid app should be mandatory.
Carine Berdovic said: “Yes, NHS COVID19 app should stay mandatory. It would help to trace and track who has the virus.”
But “Deanio1972” added: “No. It’s personal choice what you have on your phone although I personally do have the app.”
Others, such as Katrina, pointed out the difficulty of such a requirement when many people do not have smartphones.