NATIONAL NEWS ROUNDUP: Vaccine passports for nightclubs AND warnings over the worker shortage.
It’s time to take a look at your national headlines now including a cabinet minister says vaccine passports are the right thing to do, a business group warns the government over the worker shortage, and Girls Aloud star Sarah Harding passes away following a battle with breast cancer.
Introducing vaccine passports for large venues is the "right thing to do" to ensure the whole economy remains open, a Cabinet minister has said. Downing Street confirmed the Government intends to press on with plans to introduce vaccine passports for nightclubs, which would see members of the public required to show proof they have had two doses of a vaccine to gain entry to clubs and other large-scale events.
Asked if he has made up his mind about vaccine passports, vaccines minister Nadhim Zahawi told Sky’s Trevor Phillips on Sunday: “We are looking at, by the end of September when everyone has had the opportunity to be fully vaccinated, for the large venues, venues that could end up causing a real spike in infections, where we need to use the certification process.
A leading business group is urging the Government to take urgent action to tackle the shortage of workers, warning that labour supply problems could last up to two years. The CBI said there is growing evidence of staff shortages, which are continuing to disrupt firms as they recover from the pandemic.
Girls Aloud star Sarah Harding has died at the age of thirty-nine after suffering from cancer. The singer revealed last August that she had been diagnosed with breast cancer, which had spread to other parts of her body. Her mother Marie announced the death on Instagram and described her "beautiful" daughter as "a bright shining star".
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