Boris Johnson is set to approve controversial vaccine passports – but they will be subject to a ‘time limit’ of less than a year, reports claim.
The Prime Minister is expected to sign off a ‘vaccine certification’ system tomorrow, in a bid to breathe life into the economy.
Ministers are said to believe the scheme is the only way venues including pubs, theatres and stadiums can reopen to the public after the coronavirus pandemic.
But Mr Johnson is facing a backlash from 72 cross-party MPs who have joined forces to block the idea of a ‘Checkpoint Britain’, branded ‘divisive and discriminatory’.
He plans to placate Tory rebels by assuring them the passport scheme will be temporary.
Although no time limit has been agreed, Whitehall sources reportedly claim it will be no longer than a year.
‘It will be time limited and I think the duration of the scheme will be measured in months,’ one insider told the Daily Mail.
‘The party will not wear any longer.’