Covid-19: UK cases at highest in nearly a month and ‘VIP’ contracts named
Northern Ireland’s Covid-19 passport plan is a case of ministers serving a “distraction dish” that will not relieve the pressures on hospitals, the DUP has said. Stormont ministers voted in favour of Covid vaccine passports being introduced in December. People will have to provide a passport or proof of a Covid test result to access nightclubs, pubs or restaurants. Sinn Féin, SDLP, Alliance and UUP ministers backed the proposal but DUP ministers voted against it.