The implementation of making vaccine cards mandatory for the general public when entering public places has been delayed due to concerns raised by several parties.
The decision was to be enforced with effect from January 1, 2022.
According to Health Minister Keheliya Rambukwella, it will take at least another couple of weeks to finalise everything with regards to the implementation.
“Though legal concerns have been sorted out with the Attorney General’s approval, other factors such as whether it is necessary to carry the vaccine card or the introduction of QR code, still need to be finalised,” he explained.
“We are of the opinion that introducing a QR code would be convenient for the people rather carrying a vaccine card. Therefore, necessary arrangements are being made in collaboration with the Ministry of Technology to introduce the QR code,” the Minister added.
However, he stressed that the necessary formalities would definitely be finalised before end of this month. (Sheain Fernandopulle)