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Concern over suggestion of vaccine passports for museum visitors

Category: COVID-19

“Making vaccine passports a condition of visiting will discriminate against those that can’t have a vaccine for health reasons and those that have not yet been able to get a vaccine because they are not in a priority group. It would also put staff in a position of conflict with visitors if they have to vet documents or ask for personal information.”

–Sharon Heal, Director, Museums Association (UK)

There is concern in the museum sector over plans being considered by the UK Government to introduce mandatory vaccine passports for public attractions and events in England. The culture secretary Oliver Dowden is working with minister for the Cabinet Office, Michael Gove, on a review of the options that could enable sectors such as museums, theatre and public sport to increase their visitor capacity this summer.

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