The coronavirus has turned our lives upside down; as a result of which a number of new regulations are expected, which must be complied with in order to be able to live a social life in the future.
From 2021 onwards, we might not be able to use a range of services without an official ID or QR code, verifying that we have been vaccinated against the coronavirus – reported by the Hungarian news portal Portfolio.
At today’s Government Info, the press was interested in the plans concerning:
- regulation that differentiates people according to whether they have been vaccinated with a coronavirus vaccine or not;
- the rules of attending social events later on;
- the introduction of vaccine passport.
According to Minister Gergely Gulyás, “there will certainly be such rules, not only in Hungary, but everywhere in Europe, so I think
the vaccination certificate, in addition to the passport or identity card, will be an important document in the months following the mass vaccination.
It is almost sure that airlines will prescribe such rules, there may be such rules both in Hungary and abroad.”
Vaccination certificate for football matches, theatre performances and other events
By way of example, the British government have already introduced that only those people can attend football matches, theatre performances and other events, who have been vaccinated and can reveal a vaccination certificate, a unique QR code on their mobile phone – reported by Daily Mail. Even though, the plans are still at an early stage, according to Nadhim Zahawi, the British Minister for Vaccination, “it is likely that restaurants, bars and cinemas, as well as other facilities such as sports centres, will use this system, just like they used the app”.
Vaccination certificate for festivals
If the coronavirus vaccine is to become widespread in the Netherlands, festivals and concert venues should differentiate between those who have already been vaccinated against the coronavirus and those who have not. This was stated by Berend Schans, director of the Dutch Association of Concert Venues and Festivals, adding that the access of unvaccinated people to festivals can be denied. This is also recommended by their association – reported by Alkhaleej Today. Both the RAI in Amsterdam and the Ahoy conference centre in Rotterdam would ask participants for a negative test or vaccination certificate.
Vaccination certificate for concerts
According to Billboard, Ticketmaster company, who sell tickets, plan to check participants before the concerts to see if they are vaccinated against the coronavirus. A mobile phone solution would also be introduced, but in addition to the vaccination certificate, a negative coronavirus test carried out within 24-72 hours would also be accepted. The plan, which has not yet been finalised, rests on three pillars: in addition to the digital application from the California-based company, a third-party information provider (such as CLEAR Health Pass) and a test or vaccine distributor (such as Labcorp or CVS) would be involved.
Fly with a vaccination certificate
Australia’s national airline, which is also considered the safest airline globally, has announced that only foreigners who can prove they have received the coronavirus vaccine can travel on board. The airline believes that others will follow their example.
Vaccination certificate at your workplace
As HuffPost UK reports, the British Conservative MP Tom Tugendhat has gone so far that those who will refuse to be vaccinated may face exclusion from their jobs and cannot enter the office, for example. In his opinion, in many social areas, it will be possible to use services with a vaccination certificate.
Based on a freshly published survey carried out by the Central Statistical Office (KSH), most Hungarians are uncertain about the coronavirus vaccine.
Accordingly, less than 15% of Hungarians would get vaccinated with the new coronavirus vaccine.
Source: portfolio.hu; dailymail.co.uk; alkhaleejtoday.co; billboard.com; huffingtonpost.co.uk