“COVID Passes will now be required in cinemas, theatres and concert halls across Wales after the Senedd voted to extend the scheme.
The Passes are already required to be shown by anyone who attends a nightclub or a large event like a major sports match.
When the scheme was launched a few weeks ago, the initial vote was carried out amid chaotic scenes, with one member – who was trying to vote remotely while attending the Conservative Party conference – unable to cast his ballot.
By comparison, today’s vote on extending the scheme was a more sedate affair, and passed mainly because Plaid Cymru members – who had opposed the government’s handling of the original proposals – this time voted in favour.
The Senedd voted by 39 members to 15 to extend the scheme. There were no abstentions.”