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Vaccine passport for holidays will be on NHS app next week

The NHS app will go live as a vaccine passport for international travel from Monday, but only for those who have had both doses. People who do not use smartphones can phone 119 for a paper letter confirming their vaccine status but have been urged not to ask their GP. Downing Street promised yesterday that the app would be able to show vaccination status in time for people to be able to use it when the ban on foreign travel is lifted on May 17. How long until a similar system will be used domestically? – Times

Queen’s Speech: The new laws Boris Johnson wants to push through – Telegraph

Parliament’s standards watchdog confirms probe into Boris Johnson and Carrie’s £15,000 holiday to the Caribbean island of Mustique in 2020 – Mail

US authorizes Pfizer coronavirus vaccine for children ages 12 to 15 – Guardian

States urge Facebook to abandon plan for children’s Instagram – Epoch Times


Farewell to the last butcher in the village – the end of an era for a taste of old England – Charles Moore, Telegraph

Max Headroom obviously decided his deputy should carry the can for Labour’s humiliation – Richard Littlejohn, Mail

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