PublishedFri, 17 Sep 2021, 16:30
- The move is an attempt to curb a recent rise in deaths and new cases.
Nightclubs and large events in Wales will soon require proof of vaccination or a negative test within the last 48 hours for entry, the BBC reports.
The new regulations come into effect on October 11th. An NHS Covid Pass showing one of the above will be needed for clubs, indoor no-seating events with more than 500 people and outdoor no-seating events with more than 4,000 people. It will also be applicable for any event with more than 10,000 people. The pass is open to people aged over 16, and will be compulsory for those aged 18 and up.
"The very strong advice we have from our scientific advisers is to take early action to prevent infections from increasing further," said Mark Drakeford, first minister of Wales. "The last thing we want is further lockdowns and for businesses to have to close their doors once again."
The move comes in response to a recent surge of Covid-19, with Wales recently recording eight deaths and 2,618 new cases in a day. Scotland recently announced the introduction of vaccine passes from October 1st, while England made a U-turn on similar plans earlier this week.
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