Covid-status certificate scheme could be unlawful discrimination, says EHRC

Exclusive: Equalities watchdog tells government documents could create ‘two-tier society’

Covid-status certificates being considered by ministers to help open up society could amount to unlawful indirect discrimination, the government’s independent equalities watchdog has advised.

As ministers decide whether the documents should be introduced as passports to certain events later this year, the Equality and Human Rights Commission has told the Cabinet Office they risk creating a “two-tier society”.

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