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UK Government Expected to Scrap Double Vaccination Certificate Entry Policy - A Statement from Music Venue Trust



Mark Dayvd, CEO of Music Venue Trust:

“The double vaccine certification programme proposed by the government contained a number of challenges around deliverability, practicality, equality and potential discrimination. Music Venue Trust  has been describing those problems to ministers and departments for the last two months, and we therefore welcome the decision to not move forward with this policy. It is important to reiterate that grassroots music venues want the tools to be able to create safe events. They are experts in risk mitigation, and there is ample evidence that working alongside the live community a great deal has already been achieved to reopen every venue safely. Our issue with double vaccination certification as a sole requirement of entry was that it was highly unlikely to achieve improved safety above and beyond those measures already in place and highly likely to create a two tier night time economy which divided venues and customers. We await formal confirmation from the government of the scrapping of these problematic passports. Meanwhile we continue to encourage everyone in the live music community to please take a test before attending an event, a personal approach to risk mitigation that is highly effective and makes a real difference  to the safety of gigs
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