The survey from YouGov surveyed 3,121 GB adults and asked: “Would you support or oppose people being required to show they have received both doses of the Covid-19 vaccine as a condition of entry into nightclubs?”
Almost half (48%) chose ‘strongly support’, more than a fifth (23%) said ‘somewhat support’ while 12% ‘strongly opposed’, 10% were unsure and 7% picked ‘somewhat oppose’.
When broken down into age groups, almost a third (32%) of 18 to 24-year-olds were in “strong support” and a further 25% “somewhat supported” the plan. Just 17% “somewhat opposed” and the same proportion (17%) “strongly opposed”, while the rest (9%) didn’t know.
A higher number (37%) of the next age group – 25 to 49-year-olds – said they “strongly supported”, with a further 26% “somewhat supported”, 8% “somewhat opposed” and 17% “strongly opposed”, with the remainder (14%) unsure.
71% of Britons support people being required to show proof of double vaccination in order to get into nightclubs— YouGov (@YouGov) July 20, 2021
How this breaks down by age...
18-24 year olds: 57% support
This follows the night-time sector hitting back at the Government after Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced proof of a double Covid jab would be made mandatory for clubgoers as of September.
The PM hosted a press conference earlier this week (Monday 19 July), during which he appeared virtually given he is currently self-isolating after being in contact with health secretary, Sajid Javid, who tested positive for Covid-19.
Johnson said: “I should serve notice now that by the end of September – when all over 18s will have had the chance to be double jabbed – we are planning to make full vaccination the condition of entry to nightclubs and other venues where large crowds gather. Proof of a negative test will no longer be sufficient.”
Earlier this month (July), a snap poll of more than 250 night-time businesses found eight-in-10 would not be asking for proof of vaccination as they reopened for the first time since last March at the start of this week (Monday 19 July).
Night-Time Industries Association conducted the survey and on the latest vaccine passport announcement, boss Michael Kill described the Government’s move as an “absolute shambles”.