Although they’re designed to remind people of the dates they got their jabs, it’s been hinted that they could be used in a similar way to the Test and Trace app.
From medical issues to the political warfare it could spark, immunising the nation is more complicated than it seems.
The aim is to keep the service open for as much normal business as possible, but there would be no possibility of achieving this in the scenario above.
“We will do that from a number of very careful and deliberate steps… We’ve adopted a balanced approach, guided at all times by the science.”
Whereas other countries, such as Israel and Australia, implemented travel bans mid-March, the country is only following now.