We need more than just Covid certification to deliver a great British summer. We need to better manage risk

We need more than just Covid certification to deliver a great British summer. We need to better manage risk. Recently the Health Secretary Matt Hancock spoke of his belief that this year would see a “Great British Summer” with the country returned to a more normal state of affairs. The Government’s strategy to deliver this now seems focused on the development of Covid-19 certification, with people likely required to prove they have been vaccinated or received a negative test, to enter venues like pubs or sporting events. However, a certification only scheme alone does not provide us with the tools to unlock our hard-hit hospitality and events industry. We need to ensure that we combine covid certification with a more comprehensive system which uses data to