Will we need a Covid pass to get into the pub?

Last week, Boris Johnson set out plans for a domestic vaccine passport system to help the country emerge from lockdown.

To see how it might work, Anushka Asthana talks to the Guardian’s Jerusalem correspondent, Oliver Holmes, about life in Israel, where the government introduced a similar scheme in February.

There has been very little backlash over the scheme in Israel, but here in the UK the idea is more divisive. A total of 70 MPs from right and left oppose the passes, which have been called discriminatory. The Guardian political correspondent Peter Walker discusses the latest plans, the unlikely bedfellows uniting for and against the idea and the chances of Johnson getting the plan through parliament.

Vaccination Certificate Covid-19 Illustration, Kyiv, Ukraine - 12 Apr 2021<br>Mandatory Credit: Photo by Vladimir Sindeyeve/NurPhoto/REX/Shutterstock (11855554g)
Medical syringes and a vial are laying next to a smartphone with a text saying - Vaccination certificate Covid-19, vaccinated in this illustration taken on 12 April, 2021. Illustration of vaccine passport or health passport. (Photo Illustration by STR/NurPhoto)
Vaccination Certificate Covid-19 Illustration, Kyiv, Ukraine - 12 Apr 2021

Photograph: Vladimir Sindeyeve/NurPhoto/REX/Shutterstock

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