Department of Health chiefs are said to be in talks with a tech expert who has developed a ‘health passport’ to allow Brits vaccinated against Covid to return to normal life.
The so-called health passport features a round barcode or VCode that could allow officials to scan people from three metres away.
Pub bosses could then tell if a person has been vaccinated and would also be told the date and results of all Covid tests.
Louis-James Davis, 32, of VST Enterprises, is said to be in talks with the Department of Health over the scanner.
He claims the scanner is “unhackable and tamper proof”.
He told The Sun: “It’s not yet clear what restrictions will be in place later in the year but the VCode would be able to handle any of them.
“Organisers would be confident about letting you into an event and you would feel safe, knowing the others around were also in the low-risk category.”
For now, the UK remains in varying degrees of lockdown and the Government has allegedly quietly extended coronavirus lockdown laws.
As a result local councils in England have the power to close pubs, restaurants, shops and public spaces until July 17, the Telegraph reports.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Friday the Government
could not consider easing lockdown restrictions with infection rates at their current high levels, and until it is confident the vaccination programme is working.
The changes to the regulation governing coronavirus
restrictions were made as part of a review of the third lockdown earlier this month by Health Secretary Matt Hancock.
Britain has recorded more than 3.5 million Covid-19
infections – the fifth-highest in the world – and nearly 96,000 deaths.
It comes as a further 32 vaccine sites are set to open across the country this week, NHS England has said amid uncertainty over whether the Government will reach its jabs target.
As of the end of the day on Friday, 5.9 million people had received their first dose of the vaccine across the UK.
Deputy chief medical officer Professor Jonathan Van-Tam has called for Brits who have been vaccinated to continue to follow social distancing rules.