Nightclubs and theatres could reopen with help of rapid Covid tests, Boris Johnson says

Rapid-turnaround coronavirus tests could be used to allow the reopening of nightclubs and theatresBoris Johnson has said.

Speaking at a Downing Street press conference, Mr Johnson again ruled out the use of “vaccine passports” as proof of immunity for people who want to go into pubs or entertainment venues.

But he indicated that once vaccination is widespread in the community, he believes there is a role for lateral flow tests, which provide results within minutes, to permit access to the destinations where social distancing rules are hardest to maintain.

However his comments have raised alarm among critics as the quick-turnaround lateral flow tests have raised concerns over false negative readings.

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