Prevent any restrictions on those who refuse a Covid-19 vaccination

I want the Government to prevent any restrictions being placed on those who refuse to have any potential Covid-19 vaccine. This includes restrictions on travel, social events, such as concerts or sports. No restrictions whatsoever.

This petition closed on 4 Feb 2021 with 337,141 signatures


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Recent Documents related to Prevent any restrictions on those who refuse a Covid-19 vaccination

1. COVID-19 Winter Plan
23/11/2020 - Cabinet Office
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Found: COVID - 19 WINTER PLAN November 2020 CP 324 COVID - 19 WINTER

2. COVID-19 Winter Plan
23/11/2020 - Cabinet Office
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Found: COVID - 19 WINTER PLAN November 2020 CP 324 COVID - 19 WINTER

3. Form: General fund revenue account outturn
13/05/2019 - Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
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Found: General Fund Revenue Account Outturn 2018-19 Guidance notes for completing form RO5: CULTURAL

4. Global Travel Taskforce recommendations
24/11/2020 - Department for Transport
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Found: November 2020 Report of the Global Travel Taskforce Presented to the Prime Minister by

5. UK COVID-19 vaccines delivery plan
11/01/2021 - Department of Health and Social Care
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Found: UK COVID -19 vaccines delivery plan Contents 1. Ministerial foreword ....................

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Recent Speeches related to Prevent any restrictions on those who refuse a Covid-19 vaccination

1. Covid-19: Vaccination
14/12/2020 - Westminster Hall

1: considered e-petition 323442, relating to vaccination for Covid-19.It is a pleasure to serve under - Speech Link
2: states:“I want the Government to prevent any restrictions being placed on those who refuse to have any - Speech Link

2. Covid-19: Road Map
23/02/2021 - Lords Chamber

1: doing all we can to protect our people against Covid. Today’s measures will apply in England, but we - Speech Link
2: strains of Covid. Public Health England has found that one dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine reduces hospitalisations - Speech Link
3: therefore no credible route to a zero-Covid Britain or indeed a zero-Covid world, and we cannot persist indefinitely - Speech Link
4: journey is made possible by the pace of the vaccination programme. In England, everyone in the top four - Speech Link

3. Covid-19: Road Map
22/02/2021 - Commons Chamber

1: doing all we can to protect our people against covid. Today’s measures will apply in England, but we - Speech Link

4. Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (All Tiers) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2021
08/02/2021 - Grand Committee

1: consider the Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (All Tiers) (England) (Amendment) Regulations - Speech Link
2: Lords, at the outset, I thank the massive cross-government and civic movement that has mobilised to fight - Speech Link

5. Covid-19
22/02/2021 - Commons Chamber

1: House has considered covid-19.When I last spoke in this Chamber in a general covid debate, on 12 January - Speech Link
2: as a Minister in the Department that sometimes government is not elegant, but surely what we did was to - Speech Link
3: hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, who ensured that throughout he put the provision - Speech Link
4: just suggested in respect of what we can do as a Government to raise awareness of the fact that there are - Speech Link

6. Covid Security at UK Borders
01/02/2021 - Commons Chamber

1: beg to move,That this House calls on the Government to immediately introduce a comprehensive hotel - Speech Link
2: maximising the effectiveness of the country’s vaccination programme; to publish the scientific evidence - Speech Link

7. Covid-19 Vaccine Roll-out
08/12/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: authorised vaccine for covid-19. This marks the start of the NHS’s Herculean task to deploy vaccine right - Speech Link

8. Covid-19 Update
12/11/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: supporting education, the economy and the NHS, until a vaccine can be deployed. That is our plan, and with the - Speech Link
2: to progress on testing and on vaccines, I first want to update the House on our response to the new variant - Speech Link
3: devolved Administrations, we removed the travel corridor for travel from Denmark in the early hours of Friday - Speech Link
4: least once through NHS Test and Trace, and our NHS Covid-19 contact tracing app is now approaching 20 million - Speech Link
5: armed services and Liverpool City Council, and I want to thank Mayor Joe Anderson and his whole team for - Speech Link
6: liberate and to get life closer to normal is a vaccine, and I can report to the House the news of the - Speech Link

9. Public Health
30/12/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: each motion separately. A large number of Members want to contribute to the debate, so we will start with - Speech Link
2: That the Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (Self-Isolation and Linked Households) (England) - Speech Link
3: That the Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (Self-Isolation and Linked Households) (England) - Speech Link
4: motions: That the Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (All Tiers) (England) (Amendment) Regulations - Speech Link
5: Before I say anything else, I want to say thank you to all our health and social care workers who have been - Speech Link
6: Health and Social Care, after which he answered a large number of questions about the vaccine. As he said - Speech Link

10. Covid-19 Update
07/01/2021 - Lords Chamber

1: (Jo Stevens), who is currently in hospital with Covid, and we wish her a full and speedy recovery. - Speech Link
2: measures we are taking to defeat this new variant of Covid-19, protecting our NHS while it carries out the vaccinations - Speech Link
3: the plan drawn up by the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation, which is aimed at saving the - Speech Link
4: that target, there are already almost 1,000 vaccination centres across the country, including 595 GP-led - Speech Link
5: honourable friend the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care will open the debate on the full regulations - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Prevent any restrictions on those who refuse a Covid-19 vaccination
1. Coronavirus: Disease Control
asked by: Gill Furniss
03/09/2020
... crowds in sporting events and other cultural events as covid-19 lockdown restrictions are eased.

2. Coronavirus: Vaccination
asked by: Jo Gideon
29/01/2021
... (b) refuse collectors and (c) all key workers for the covid-19 vaccine after the existing priority groups have been vaccinated.

3. Events Industry: Coronavirus
asked by: Derek Twigg
11/09/2020
... festivals and other live events as covid-19 lockdown restrictions are eased.

4. Coronavirus: Vaccination
asked by: Marcus Fysh
18/11/2020
... (B) public health programmes and (C) economic growth.

5. Coronavirus: Vaccination
asked by: Lord Walney
10/12/2020
...To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they plan to take to prevent COVID-19 infection in immunocompromised people who will not be able to benefit from a COVID-19 vaccine.

Latest Questions

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You cannot force someone to have a vaccination, and should not be able to coerce them into it by way of restrictions. We have to the right to assess the risk ourselves as we have done in the past.


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Government Response

There are currently no plans to place restrictions on those who refuse to have any potential Covid-19 vaccine.


After clean water, vaccination is the most effective and crucial public health intervention, and a cornerstone of public health that we must not take for granted. It is vital that a significant proportion of people who are offered take up a Covid-19 vaccine in order to protect themselves as well as other vulnerable individuals. Averting a second wave is a key priority for the government and high take up of a vaccine when available will greatly contribute to that.

Immunisations save thousands of lives every year by preventing outbreaks of serious infectious diseases and, in cases such as smallpox and polio, eliminating diseases in the UK altogether. Since the introduction of the measles vaccine in 1968, it is estimated that 20 million cases and 4,500 deaths have been averted in the UK. From 1970 to 2017, it is estimated that rubella vaccination has averted 1,300 babies being born with congenital rubella syndrome and 25,000 terminations. With further innovation and the development of new vaccines, even more lives could be saved.

We believe it is everyone’s responsibility to do the right thing for their own health, and for the benefit of the wider community. There are currently no plans to introduce a Covid-19 vaccine in a way that penalises those who do not take up the vaccine. However, the Government will carefully consider all options to improve vaccination rates, should that be necessary.

The UK has a world class national immunisation programme which is constantly reviewed and updated to reflect the changing nature of infectious diseases and provide the best protection for the public. All vaccines used in the UK are thoroughly tested, meet strict safety criteria and are carefully monitored after they are introduced into the national programme. Our evidence-based immunisation programmes are informed by the advice of our work leading expert committee – the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI), which reviews a wide range of scientific and other evidence, keeping the vaccine schedule safe and relevant.

Immunisation offers everyone a chance at a healthy life from the earliest beginnings and into old age. It saves millions of lives every year and is widely recognised as one of the world’s most successful and cost-effective health interventions. High uptake of a Covid-19 vaccine is the best way we have, to protect our health, our jobs, and our economy at large.

Department of Health and Social Care


MPs spoken contributions during 14 Dec 2020 petition debate

Democratic Unionist Party Jim Shannon (View contribution) 2040 words
Labour Alex Norris (View contribution) 2267 words
Scottish National Party Patricia Gibson (View contribution) 1755 words