Vaccine passport – Not required for students in England

There are no plans to bring in vaccine passports for university students in England, the Department for Education has said, as a row continues over their use, writes Harry Taylor for The Guardian.

In interviews this week ministers – including the foreign secretary, Dominic Raab – had not ruled out using them, with students set to return to campuses in September.

Raab had said students would get “advance warning” if they were to be required, but the Department for Education said on Saturday, 31 July, it was not planning for proof of vaccine status to be required to attend lectures or stay in halls of residence.
Full report on The Guardian site

Meanwhile, Cahal Milmo writes for iNews that representatives of international students have welcomed the dropping of proposals to require vaccinations to attend lectures at UK universities as talks continue over the “time bomb” arrival of 100,000 students from travel ban countries. With less than six weeks before the start of many university terms, negotiations with the government are ongoing over how to manage an anticipated influx of students from red list countries without overwhelming the UK’s hotel quarantine system, which currently has a capacity of around 5,000 rooms.
Full report on the iNews site