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Another perfect example of Labour ministers in Cardiff Bay closing the stable door after the horse has bolted.

Responding to the Labour Government’s latest coronavirus briefing which included the announcement of a COVID passport in Wales, Welsh Conservative Senedd leader, Andrew RT Davies MS said:

 

“This is another disappointing U-turn from Labour’s First Minister who told me in July he was against the idea of people having to show a COVID passport to enter a venue or event in Wales.

                                                                                                                                  

“Welsh Conservatives have been against the introduction of such documentation from the outset, due to the wide-ranging ethical, equality, privacy, legal, and operational ramifications.

 

“The inclusion of the lateral flow test element eases one area of concern but a whole host remain, particularly regarding the overall effectiveness of this measure and the impact it will have on businesses, jobs and Wales’ economic recovery.

 

“The timing of its implementation in Wales by ministers is also questionable and will come a fortnight after the peak in the Labour Government’s own modelling of the latest wave, and some two months after these large-scale events resumed and venues across the country.

 

“For many, even those who support such a restriction, this looks like another perfect example of Labour ministers in Cardiff Bay closing the stable door after the horse has bolted.”