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Cheers: A customer enjoys a drink in Bittles Bar in Belfast yesterday as the Covid-19 certification scheme, which requires people to show proof of vaccination to enter some venues, came into effect. Credit: Pacemaker

Cheers: A customer enjoys a drink in Bittles Bar in Belfast yesterday as the Covid-19 certification scheme, which requires people to show proof of vaccination to enter some venues, came into effect. Credit: Pacemaker

Owner of Bittles Bar John Bittles check Mathew Simm’s passport at the Belfast City Centre pub yesterday

Owner of Bittles Bar John Bittles check Mathew Simm’s passport at the Belfast City Centre pub yesterday

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Cheers: A customer enjoys a drink in Bittles Bar in Belfast yesterday as the Covid-19 certification scheme, which requires people to show proof of vaccination to enter some venues, came into effect. Credit: Pacemaker

Publicans say they’ve been left in the dark on how they’re supposed to operate the new Covid certificate system which came into effect this week.

The scheme was confirmed by Health Minister Robin Swann, with all licensed premises expected to ask people for proof of vaccination or a negative test result before being allowed entry.


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