Thousands protesting covid response measures such as vaccine passports pass through Dublin city centre.
City West vaccination centre,
Health Care workers queue for Covid booster vaccines.
From top: EU Covid Cert; Junior minister Ossian Smyth
Via Irish Examiner:
There will be a “continuing requirement” on people to provide proof of vaccine status for at least another year, a Government minister has indicated.
Minister of State Ossian Smyth has said the EU’s Digital Covid Cert scheme is due to expire at the end of June 2022, but he expects it will be required beyond that.
“I think that there will be a continuing requirement for vaccination status, if not in Ireland, certainly to travel. And what we have seen with the Delta threat is that a new variant can emerge without warning which is stronger or more contagious and requires new vaccinations to deal with it. So with that in mind, I would expect the Covid certification is going to continue.”
Proof of vaccine status likely to be in place for at least another year (Irish Examiner)
Pilots from the Irish Airline Pilots’ Association (IALPA) protest outside the sitting of the Dail in the Convention Centre calling for the deployment of Rapid Antigen Testing for all travellers and vaccine passports to be introduced from July 1.
In a video posted to Facebook
Taoiseach Tanaiste leo Varadakar said the Government would introduce:
“Additional measures for the fully vaccinated, more freedoms for those who have been vaccinated.”
“We are developing a digital green certificate vaccine pass, so you’ll be able to prove that you’re fully vaccinated.”
Additional freedoms for the fully vaccinated on the way, says Leo Varadkar (Irish Examiner)