- British Government Contracts Firms To Make COVID ‘Freedom Passports’
by Steve Watson, https://summit.news/
Still claims there are no plans for ‘immunity’ waivers
The British government has contracted two firms to develop COIVD ‘freedom passports’, that would be used to segregate society between those who have been tested or vaccinated against COVID and those who have not.
While the government is still saying that it will not introduce such a system, the firms have been given instructions to develop an app based system to integrate a QR code linking to a digital passport. The QR code would be used to gain entry into pubs, clubs, venues, cinemas, basically anywhere in public.
“After scanning in the code, the venue could refuse entry to those without a recent negative result,” the Daily Mail notes. The ‘negative Covid-19 test certification’ plans were discovered on the UK Government’s contracts finder.
The site shows that in November a £42,000 contract was awarded to a company called Netcompany UK to develop a ‘Covid-19 Certification/Passport MVP’ (minimum viable product’). Another contract for £34,000 was awarded to Hub Company to develop an app that would include a personal QR code for COVID tests. “It is about looking at ways we could use this in future,’ a Deprtment of Health source claimed, adding “It is looking at whether it would be possible.”
“There are no plans to introduce immunity passports,” the source also claimed, echoing previous government assurances. We previously reported, back in November, on the government’s active plans to develop a QR code system to use as an ‘immunity passport’. The report, stemming from sources close to the government, noted that “Those who refuse to get the Covid-19 jab would likely be refused entry to venues, as part of the same proposals.”
Other reports have suggested that an app already used prominently in the UK by people to book doctor and hospital appointments could implement a vaccination status section that will show whether a person has taken the coronavirus jab or not, and that businesses may use it to refuse entry to those who have not.