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NEWS

Vaccine passports rear their heads once again

Covid certificates will be required for customers to enter bars, restaurants and nightclubs under plans to tackle a fourth wave of the virus in a move that experts hope will boost jab rates among the young. Entertainment venues in England would be forced to make customers use so-called vaccination passports from autumn, to prove that they had either had both doses or a negative test the day before. Recent figures have shown a reduction in the take-up of vaccines with first doses halving in two weeks. Fewer than 100,000 a day are being given out on average for the first time since April – Times

Hospital waiting lists could top 13 million in months, warns Sajid Javid – Sunday Telegraph

Pub takings nowhere near pre-lockdown levels, particularly on match days – Guardian

Wait between Covid vaccinations ‘to be cut to four weeks’ – Sunday Times

Boris Johnson may tone down ‘freedom’ rhetoric amid reopening jitters – Guardian

Cheating Matt Hancock is already plotting his comeback – Mail on Sunday

COMMENT

It’s lonely being a pro-freedom mask-wearer – Zoe Strimpel, Telegraph

Our public service broadcaster is becoming more insular by the day – Janet Daley, Telegraph

If you think this is freedom, you’ve forgotten what life was once like – Peter Hitchens, Mail on Sunday

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Edited by Kathy Gyngell

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