A GOVERNMENT Minister has said that all people will have to be fully vaccinated to get into nightclubs from September.

Vaccines minister Nadhim Zahawi said being fully vaccinated will be a condition to get into clubs and other venues with large crowds this autumn.

It's hoped that all over 18s will have have had the chance to be fully vaccinated by September.

There are also plans to give 17-year-olds who are three months from turning 18 will be able to get the jab, meaning that the traditional 18th birthday night out or trip to the pub can survive.

Mr Zahawi encouraged businesses to “use the NHS Covid pass in the weeks ahead”, adding in the Commons: “We will be keeping a close watch on how it is used by venues and reserve the right to mandate if necessary.

“By the end of September everyone aged 18 and over will have the chance to receive full vaccination and the additional two weeks for that protection to really take hold.

“So at that point we plan to make full vaccination a condition of entry to nightclubs and other venues where large crowds gather.

“Proof of a negative test will no longer be sufficient.

“Any decisions will of course be subject to parliamentary scrutiny and we will ensure that appropriate exemptions for those who have genuine medical reasons of why they can’t get vaccinated, and I’m clear we will always look at the evidence available and do all we can to ensure people can continue to do the things they love.”

On vaccinations for 17-year-olds, and other children in specific groups, he added: “The JCVI recommends expanding the offer of the vaccine to some younger children with underlying health conditions that put them at greater risk of Covid-19.

"This includes children aged 12 to 15 with severe neuro-disabilities, Down syndrome, immunosuppression and profound or multiple learning disabilities.

“The JCVI advice also recommends offering a vaccine to children and young people aged 12 to 17 who live with someone who is immunosuppressed.

"This means we can indirectly protect the immunosuppressed who are at higher risk of serious disease from Covid-19 and may not generate a full immune response to vaccinations.

“The JCVI advises that we should offer the vaccine to all 17-year-olds who are within three months of their 18th birthday so we can make sure they are protected as soon as they turn 18.”

He also added that there are plans for the Pfizer/BioNTech will be rolled out for 12 to 17-year-olds soon, and families will be contacted by the NHS when it is their time to get the vaccine.