Spanish Supreme Court rules against enforcing vaccination restrictions and certificates

A Spanish Supreme Court has ruled against enforcing the proposed vaccination certificate based on insufficient evidence.

The vaccination passports proposed by the regional government in the region of Andalusia, located in the most southern region of Spain, were rejected as unconstitutional with the ruling stating insufficient evidence was presented to justify the requirements for vaccine certification.

The court stated the vaccine passports infringed on 'the basic elements of freedoms of movement and the right of assembly'.

The judgement further outlined the decision to stop citizens from entering public spaces saying to restrict movement of citizens wouldn't assist in preventing infections and may exacerbate the possibility of transmission citing evidence based on those who have been fully vaccinated are still capable of contracting and passing on the virus.

Confirming the ruling was a report that stated the Spanish court based its opinion regarding the efficacy of certification on the fact that there have been many instances where fully vaccinated events have been found to have been at the centre of transmission clusters.

One such event was the Boardmasters Festival that was recently held in Cornwall, for which tickets were only sold to people who had an NHS pass proving that they were vaccinated, had already had Covid or had recently tested negatively.

After the event, local media reported that up to 5,000 new cases were potentially connected to the festival.