Brits could get ‘freedom passes’ after two negative Covid tests

Brits who test negative for coronavirus twice in one week could be given special ‘freedom passes’ to allow them to live a relatively normal life, it has been reported.

The passes could reportedly be rolled out as early as the New Year in a bid to return the country to normality as soon as possible.

Under the ambitious plan, those who regularly test negative for Covid-19 will receive a document to be stored on their phone as proof that they are free to move around.

A source told The Telegraph: ‘They will allow someone to wander down the streets, and if someone else asks why they are not wearing a mask, they can show the card, letter or an App.’

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The source added the passes would allow people ‘to see their family, and normal social distancing rules will not apply’, meaning life could return to relative normality for some.

The proposal is said to have the support of former Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt, who has already said he backs ‘offering people who comply with testing and isolation requirements a “freedom pass” that removes the requirement to follow lockdown regulations’.

However, millions of tests would have to take place every day if the scheme is to go ahead.

News of the plan comes just days after suggestions from Government insiders that those who have had the Covid-19 vaccine could be issued documents granting them access to major sporting events.

The documents would allow those who are immune to attend football matches and cultural events that big crowds are currently banned from.

However, Whitehall sources reportedly insist the idea is only in the discussion phase.

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