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Downing Street said the government will continue with plans to introduce vaccine passports for nightclubs and other crowded indoor venues in England from the end of next month.

Boris Johnson’s official spokesperson was asked on Tuesday about information suggesting ministers could withdraw from the proposal amid objections from Tory MPs, but said there had been no change in policy.

“We have outlined our intention to require vaccination for nightclubs and certain other parameters. We will communicate in the coming weeks with details on this subject, ”he said.

The requirement is supposed to go into effect at the end of September and will be based on the use of the existing NHS app, which allows users to generate proof of vaccination.

When asked if the Prime Minister remains 100% committed to the plan, the spokesperson replied: “Yes, there is no change in our position”.

Johnson first proposed the idea in July, days after clubs and other venues were allowed to reopen.

He said, “We are planning to make full vaccination the condition of entry to nightclubs and other places where large crowds gather. Proof of a negative test will no longer suffice.

At the time, anxious to encourage young people to receive the jab, the government even refused to deny that pubs and other places could be included; but Johnson’s spokesperson said there were no plans to expand it to other sites.