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COVID Pass starts in England today Published Date: 15/12/2021

Adults in England must now show a Covid pass to enter nightclubs, big sports matches and other large events - despite nearly 100 Conservative MPs voting against the government's plans.

The new rules  requiring proof of double-vaccination, or a recent negative test, to enter certain venues come into effect today (15 December 2022).

MPs approved the measure in Tuesday's vote on England's new Covid rules.  Despite the revolt by 99 Tory MPs, the plans passed thanks to Labour support.

The Commons also backed - with smaller Conservative rebellions - the continuation of mandatory mask-wearing in most indoor settings, and compulsory vaccination for NHS workers in England.

The scrapping of self-isolation for fully vaccinated Covid contacts - in favour of daily lateral flow tests - passed unanimously without a vote.