Oxford Mail readers have been giving their views on whether Covid passports should be used at nightclubs.
Nightclubs including those in Oxfordshire were allowed to reopen on Monday – ‘Freedom Day’ when the Government decided to relax coronavirus restrictions, despite a growing number of cases.
It is no longer mandatory to wear masks in pubs, restaurants, supermarkets and nightclubs.
Currently nightclubs and other crowded venues are only encouraged to ask clubbers to show proof of vaccination, a negative test result or immunity.
But it is expected that clubbers will need to be fully vaccinated from September.
Latest figures show 35% of 18 to 30-year-olds have not had their first jab.
Mr Johnson said on Monday: “ I should serve notice now that by the end of September, when all over 18s have had their chance to be double jabbed we’re planning to make full vaccination the condition of entry to nightclubs and other venues where large crowds gather.”
Chief scientific adviser Sir Patrick Vallance said nightclubs and other such venues could be “potential super spreading events” because of crowds in close contact.
“I would expect that with opening of nightclubs, we’ll continue to see an increase in cases, and we will see outbreaks related to specific nightclubs as well,” he said.
The Oxford Mail asked on Facebook: “Do you think clubbers should have a Covid passport to enter nightclubs?”
While some readers said clubbers shouldn’t be forced to use vaccine passports others were in favour of their use.
DYLAN DRISCOLL: “They can’t even bring proper ID with them let alone vaccine passports.”
RICHARD HENRY: “No never!”
MICHELLE SIM: “No never!”
LYNNE STYLES: “You need ID so I can’t see the difference.”
PETE MYATT: “Give it 7-10 days and they probably won’t be going out for a while anyway.”
CARLA BRAMBLE: “What’s the point? If they’re working in bars? with bar service, bar stools and don’t need to wear a mask? What’s the difference?”
MASTER GORDON: “No Definitely not! Boris needs to be sacked and quickly.”
DEAN TRITTON: “Definitely not unless we are becoming North Korea.”
SUZANNE SAUNTER: “Sure. Why not.”
SUSAN MILTON: “Yes.”
ALDONIO GOIS: “Yes.”
PAULINE SNUGGS: “Yes!”
PAUL WOODLEY: “Yes.”
SHARON HULBERT: “Yes.”
LAUREN HUDSON: “No.”
SARAH JENNINGS: “No!”
BERNADETTE DOWNES: “Yes.”
GRAHAM ELDRIDGE: “Yes.”
PAULINE ATKINSON: “Yes.”
NIGEL BOWER: “Yes.”
PAULINE HOLDEN: “Yes.”
AMANDA LINDBERG: “No – absolutely ridiculous!”
JULIE WEST: “Yep.”
DANE SIMMONDS: “No.”
ANN AVERY: “Yes.”
GARRY CREW: Not at all.”
WILLIAM O’DONNELL: “Yes.”
ADAM HEPPELL: “What does it matter, it’s gonna happen.”
MARTYN WEBB: “What’s the point when the fully vaccinated, catch and transmit Covid still?”
VICKI COOKSON: “Yes.”
GEORGINA EDWARDS: “No.”
EZRA SNELLER: “Absolutely not are you mad?
“The youth are least at risk. What happened to freedom of choice?
“Vaccinated or not, it’s being spread regardless. My decision to not vaccinate only puts myself ‘at risk’ not others.
“Mind you I don’t fancy a vaccine that’s only on it’s third round of testing.
“Why would I vaccinate against something that has practically no death rate in youth.”
CARLA BRAMBLE: “Ezra Sneller would you if you were at Uni and living with your parents?”
EZRA SNELLER: “I wouldn’t get the vaccine period.
“ I guess if I was living with someone over the age of 80, then I guess I would question those decisions a little more.
“Mind you, most citizens that age have the vaccine anyway.
“Just making it clear that I would never judge someone based on their decision on the vaccine, it’s up to the individual.
LIZ SEENEY: “Yes they should.”
JOHN LITTLEJOHN: “Obviously.”
JASON CURRILL: “No way.”
MICHAEL KELLY: “Who cares.”