I’m just posting the Indy version as the Telegraph report seems to be for subscribers.
I’m not sure how much stock to place on this. The covid vaccines are experimental, and none even have a license. I would expect a legal challenge to any legal restrictions placed by government on individuals on the basis of vaccination status to succeed, especially regarding the restriction of essential services.
However that doesn’t rule out (i) allowing private businesses to discriminate on the basis of covid vaccine status, or indeed covid test status. The reason is that these are not protected characteristics under discrimiation laws, and
(ii) the issue could return once the experimental vaccines are licensed, if they ever are.
(i) is still the most likely. Vaccines are not compulsory, your life is just made a misery if you don’t have one and anyway ‘it’s your own fault for being an extreme anti-vaxxer…’
Neverthess I wonder if this might have legal problems too. The issue rarely mentioned is ‘informed consent’. All medicines have to have this but virtually every covid jab has breached this requirement because the info given to patients was misleading and inadequate for wighing up risks vs benefits.
If people are pushed into vaccines so that they can partake in normal life then they are not taking the vaccine having weighed up the medical benefits and risks.