The Law Society of England and Wales (Law Society) has called for “detailed guidance” from the government on its covid-status certification plans to avoid the scheme’s objectives being unfulfilled and/or the courts being placed under greater strain by people litigating to seek clarity. 

Covid-status certification involves the use of vaccination or testing data ‘to confirm in different settings that individuals have a lower risk of getting sick with or transmitting covid-19 to others.’

The government is considering whether covid-status certification could play a role in reopening the economy, reducing restrictions on social contact, and improving safety. The certification would be available t...

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