Chamber majority appears to support ‘corona pass’ expansion

The House of Representatives is not in principle dismissive of the Cabinet plan to increase the use of corona access tickets to further open society. There are still a lot of questions about the performance.

Yesterday it was announced that the demissionary cabinet intends to release the one-and-a-half meter rule from September 25, but it will introduce a corona access ticket in more places than today. For example, in the hospitality industry, cinema and theatre. The cabinet will be outlining the plans tomorrow.

A majority in the Chamber seems to support the plan, but the last word has not been said about implementation. Parties also want sufficient low-threshold testing opportunities for people who do not want to get vaccinated.

GroenLinks has been hammering on that for a long time. The party believes that testing should be (free) accessible to everyone. Testing should be possible in more places than today, according to German example.

Think, PVV, Party for the Animals, Forum for Democracy, JA21, SGP, Van Haga and BBB are not to mention the corona pass as a means of access. BBB leader Van der Plas wants a rollcall vote on the plans at the Chamber debate next Thursday.

Compulsion or no coercion?
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missionary minister De Jonge said today after Turrets talks that the opening of society is almost impossible without such a corona access ticket. He understands, according to his own words, that people are craving for relaxations and that the rack is out with many. But so does healthcare, he said, and that‘s why easing needs to be done in a โ€œresponsible wayโ€.

Corona access tickets can play an important role in reducing the number of infections, according to De Jonge. People may also be urged to get vaccinated, he added, but that is not the main goal. He doesn’t think coercion is questioned.

Earlier, the Chamber adopted a motion by Denk speaking out against vaccination compulsory access in public areas. According to the insiders, the cabinet now wants to introduce the QR code mainly for hospitality, cinemas and theatre, for example, and not in public areas. According to De Jonge, it is already the same thing at football games and is not a problem.