Is it possible to change your status from ‘fully immunized’ to “fully immunized” by January? Javid says booster jabs will be needed for Covid passes once Brits have had a ‘reasonable chance’ to get them – as new laws reveal £10,000 fine for faking proof to get into nightclubs or events

  • Sajid Javid stated to the Commons that boosters would be required for fully-vaccinated children
  • The Health Secretary stated that the status of patients will be changed after they have had a’reasonable opportunity’ to receive jabs
  • New coroanvirus laws include a £10,000 fine for faking pass to get into events 

Tonight, Sajid Javid warned that booster shots will soon need to count as being ‘fully vaccinated.

According to the Health Secretary, the government will change the definition once all adult have received a reasonable chance to receive a booster.

This comment was made after Boris Johnson tried to speed up the rollout. It could lead into chaos with book booking sites crashing and long queues at walk in centres.

Javid faced Tory fury at new “Plan B” restrictions that would have made it harder to address the Omicron variant of the Commons today. Over 70 MPs have threatened to revolt in crunch votes tomorrow on the plans.

He pointed out that the incoming rules on Covid passes meant that from Wednesday people will need to show a negative lateral flow test to go to nightclubs or large events.

According to Mr Javid, double-jabbed people will be exempt. However, he added that once all adults have had an opportunity to receive their booster jabs, we plan to modify this exemption and require booster shots.

However, the Cabinet minister refused to reveal a timeline. This was in response to criticisms from the government that it is unclear whether every adult will receive dates before January 1st or only those bookings made after New Year’s Day.  

Sajid Javid told the Commons that the government intends to change the definition as soon as all adults have had a 'reasonable change' to get a booster

Sajid Javid stated to the Commons that government plans to alter the definition once all adults have received a “reasonable chance” to receive a booster.

Pictured above is the current pace of the booster programme (green bars) and how it will have to ramp up to hit the million jabs a day target (red bars). NHS bosses warn scaling up the programme will be 'incredibly difficult'

Above is the current speed of the booster program (green bars), and the future pace (red bars). NHS leaders warn it will be difficult to scale up the programme.

After the UK had reported 1,239 additional confirmed Omicron cases, the UK Covid alert level has been raised to level 4. 

The new regulations that introduce ‘Plan B’ measures are now available. They were published just 24 hours prior to the deadline for voting.

People could be fined £10,000 if they try to falsify a Covid pass or test result.

Health Protection (Coronavirus Restrictions) (Entry To Venues and Events), Regulations 2021, make it an offense make, adapt or supply false evidence of Covid state to another person. These will lead to a fixed penalty notice, (FPN),

Fines could also be imposed for other violations of the regulations. These include a £1,000 FPN in the first instance, reduced to £500 if paid within 14 days, for example for venues who do not comply with the rules or ignore improvement notices issued by councils.

The fines double for the second and third offences (£2,000 and then £4,000), jumping to £10,000 for the fourth or any subsequent offences thereafter.

Mr Johnson begged Tories to back his ‘Plan B’ Covid curbs today amid fears more than 70 will rebel in a crunch vote tomorrow.

Omicron was a serious risk to the public’s health, and the PM confirmed that Omicron had caused the first fatality. He is desperately trying to stop the revolt on his benches.

According to reports, government whips have been attempting to ‘get the thumbscrews out of’ the mutineers in an effort to reduce their numbers – this seems to be his worst loss.

Mr Johnson (pictured visiting a vaccination centre in London today) begged Tories to back his 'Plan B' Covid curbs today amid fears more than 70 will rebel in a crunch vote tomorrow

Pictured today at a London vaccination center, Mr Johnson begs Tories for support of his “Plan B” Covid curbs. This is amid concerns that more than 70 people will revolt in tomorrow’s crunch vote.

However, the ringleaders insist that the revolt is still “growing,” with reports that half-a-dozen ministerial assistants might consider resigning instead of supporting the new restrictions.

MailOnline was told by one MP that the government must find a way to reduce opposition. This could make it worse than the rebellion of the 81 Conservative rebels that drove David Cameron into pledging an EU membership referendum.  

Marcus Fysh, backbencher to the Covid pass idea for entry into clubs and other events was the focus of intense opposition at the showdown. 

BBC Radio 5 Live told him that the UK was not a society of ‘papers please.’

He stated, “This not Nazi Germany,” “It’s only the thin end of an autoritarian wedge.”

Health Secretary Sajid Javid risked inflaming the situation further this morning by warning in a round of interviews that the government might have to go even further, refusing to rule out closing schools again.