The debate on whether there should be “Covid passports”, which would declare that the holder had been vaccinated, rumbles on with the Government not yet making a decision one way or the other.

However, there could be another problem: Many people who have strictly observed the “stay at home” isolation restriction, and especially those who have been “shielded” for the last 12 months or more, may well be very wary of visiting cafes, pubs, restaurants or hotels as they may fear they could still catch Covid-19.

That fear will obviously be higher among those who have lost a relative or friend or are aware of the sad stories of poor souls who have suffered from “Long Covid”. Is there an answer?

It could help if such establishments prominently displayed a front-door notice, in due time when the population has been vaccinated, confirming that all their staff have been vaccinated.

Potential customers, I am sure, would welcome such a scheme.