The UK’s Covid passport measure will require people to show proof of double vaccination for entry into indoor venues of more than a 500 capacity, outdoor venues of more than 4,000 and any venue above 10,000. A negative lateral flow test will also count as proof. Cinemas will not require a Covid passport.
“It is worth noting that the announcement did not require the introduction of COVID passes or ‘vaccine passports’ for cinemas in England. This is something we very much welcome, not least given the proven safety of the cinema environment, but also given all we have seen of the impact of these measures in Northern Ireland and in particular Wales.”
The UKCA also noted: “Face coverings were required in all UK cinemas when they were allowed to re-open in May following the last lockdown, and are still required in cinemas in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. So if nothing else yesterday’s announcement brings cinemas in England in line with the rest of the UK.”
As of yesterday, there were at least 568 known cases of Omicron in the UK, although in reality scientists say there are many more. The UK has the highest number of Omicron cases in Europe.