What is this mark of the beast thing? See it every now and then, but not really a thing in the UK.
Did hear about the mandatory vaccines over there. American work mandated it though a while back, apparently legal have sat down and decided it was legal in that state, will sack anyone who is not vaccinated by a certain date, unless they speak to HR about an exemption, in which case they will have to wear a mask.
Here they cannot make there bloody minds up whether or not they are going to have vaccine passports. One moment it is "there will definatley be vaccine passports." Then it is "We have scrapped the idea." That was a few days ago. Now today it is, "Well we are considering vaccine passports this winter." Christsake. No such thing as a presidental mandate here mind. Boris has to get the idea through parliament, has to be voted on. Does not seem like it can pushed through. Too much like ID cards. We don't do ID cards here. Keep hearing people say "it is not just an ID card, it is a biological ID card, we're going to turn into a "Papiere, Bitte" society." Fairly non-partisan issue here, because ID Cards.
I log onto the NHS app, and I can see the pass, QR code there to scan and all. But nobody asks for it. 2 passes actually. One there for "travel use", another for "domestic use" with big black letters on it saying "Valid only in England". whatever the point of that one is, since I've never come across anyone actually asking for proof of vaccination for anything out there. Why they don't just have 1 I do not know.
They are putting them in place in Scotland. Managed to get that through the Scottish parliament. Will be a fun one when I travel up there if they do not accept an English vaccine pass.
Mostly life as normal here now. 50% still wearing masks indoors, not really a legal thing anymore though. Restrictions have pretty much gone, except for those on travel abroad. Bunch of countries you can't go to because of variants. Can skip a 10 day period of self-isolation if you go abroad if you are vaccinated (except to banned countries). Still have to pay a lot for a test though when you get back.