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Coronavirus health passports for UK ‘possible in months’

Britons may be expected to carry ‘immunity passports’, which would use coronavirus testing and facial recognition to prove which workers have had the virus so as to allow for a safe return to work. Ministers are currently in talks with tech firms about such certificates, which may be utilised in app form, and could be circulated in months.

The Guardian

In other news

Coronavirus: Don’t ask us to enforce looser social distancing, say police – The Times

Ex-minister Baroness Ros Altmann warns of revolt among healthy over-70s if they are forced to stay inside when the rest of UK leaves lockdown – Daily Mail

A-level students not set work by teachers – The Times

Oxford University students say reading lists should come with ‘trigger warnings’ – Daily Telegraph

Brain drain to leave third of police with under three years’ service – The Times


Lift lockdown now or normalise a chilling authoritarianism unprecedented in peacetime, Christopher Snowden – Daily Telegraph

MPs took days to pass Covid-19 restrictions, but it could take years to rescind them, Mark Littlewood – The Times

The Coronavirus Terror is becoming completely irrational, Tim Stanley – Daily Telegraph

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