I have always promised that I would serve the people of Broxtowe. It has been very clear to me by listening to my constituents that they do not support the introduction of vaccine passports, therefore I cannot support the vaccine passports either.
Throughout the course of the pandemic, the Government has rightly taken a precautionary approach to protect our most vulnerable. A series of new measures have been announced to prevent the spread of the new Omicron variant. As a result it is right that we now ensure we are all staying safe by: working from home where we can, wearing our masks and getting our booster vaccines. However we must never become a country that denies people entry to businesses, venues and restaurants on the basis of their vaccine status. Although I firmly believe that we must encourage everybody who is able to have the vaccine to do so, the imposition of vaccine passports, I fundamentally believe this to be discriminatory and a step too far that would undermine the freedoms we cherish.
People aged 40 and over, along with those in high risk groups are now able to book to receive their booster vaccinations via the NHS website using the following link https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccinat… and I strongly encourage everyone eligible to do this.