Response To COVID-Status Certification Request by Big Brother Watch UK

Secondly, vaccination status is an invalid basis on which to declare an individual as at low risk of transmission. There is currently no conclusive, peer-reviewed evidence on the effect of the COVID vaccines on transmission of the virus, and very little on vaccines and COVID transmission relating to the older age groups. In summary, my view is that the Government should not support domestic COVID-status certification and, owing to profound civil liberties, rights and equality concerns, should legislate to prohibit private companies from using COVID-status certification as a requirement for customers and staff alike. I believe this is vital for the Government to uphold its duty to protect human rights and prevent discrimination.