MPs plan to allow bosses to use Covid passports to help reopen offices after Covid pandemic

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Do staff get vaccine passports for offices? MPs plan to allow bosses to use documents to help reopen offices after Covid pandemic

  • Ministers are considering allowing workplace vaccine passports upon reopening
  • Employers could force staff to prove they have been vaccinated
  • Experts say it could help put an end to more than a year of remote work for millions

Ministers are considering allowing workplaces to introduce vaccine passports to allow offices to reopen after the pandemic is over.

Employers could force staff to prove they had been vaccinated or passed a negative test before entering the building.

Experts say it could help put an end to more than a year of remote work for millions of employees.

Ministers are considering allowing workplaces to introduce vaccine passports to allow offices to reopen after the pandemic is over.  Photo: Stock

Ministers are considering allowing workplaces to introduce vaccine passports to allow offices to reopen after the pandemic is over. Photo: Stock

Companies using such schemes could pack more staff in the office.

Yesterday afternoon, MPs held an online meeting with Michael Gove, the minister responsible for a review of vaccine passports, to present their views to him.

The discussions come as company executives urged the government to clarify whether workers will be allowed back into the offices this summer.

Adam Marshall, Director General of the UK Chambers of Commerce, said: “Businesses are concerned about the labor law implications of these return-to-work decisions, concerns about potential liability, but above all about doing what is right. their people. ‘

Employers could force staff to prove they had been vaccinated or passed a negative test before entering the building.  Photo: Stock

Employers could force staff to prove they had been vaccinated or passed a negative test before entering the building.  Photo: Stock

Employers could force staff to prove they had been vaccinated or passed a negative test before entering the building. Photo: Stock

Some bosses are urging the government to allow them to use vaccine passports to facilitate a return to normal office work practice, The Financial Times reported.

A recent survey by the Chartered Management Institute found that more than half of managers wanted to make vaccinations against Covid-19 mandatory for staff returning to work.

Boris Johnson had said last week that landlords could introduce passports into pubs to ease social distance rules.

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