Things are moving a pace here in the UK and Europe around vaccinations.
P&O Cruises, they are a ferry company between the United Kingdom (UK) and Europe, have already announced that to travel you will need to have proof you have been vaccinated.
The European Union (which the UK is no longer a part) have today announced plans for travel passports. Today they said
"Being vaccinated will not be a precondition to travel," the commission said. "All EU citizens have a fundamental right to free movement in the EU and this applies regardless of whether they are vaccinated or not. The Digital Green Certificate will make it easier to exercise that right, also through testing and recovery certificates.
Southern European countries such as Greece and Spain have been pushing for the technology, although others – including France – argue that it is premature, and have expressed concerns regarding discrimination.
A number of countries, including Estonia, Romania and Georgia, are already waiving quarantine for non-EU arrivals who can prove they are fully vaccinated. Today, Iceland said it would open its borders to vaccinated foreigners."
The EU tweeted this on the 17th March 2021.
This got me wondering.
What will be the regulations with regard to salespeople meeting with customers? Will we need to be vaccinated (both buyer and seller)?
Will companies allow, sales people from outside to meet in prospect and customer offices? Will we have to show proof of vaccination to get into offices?
Will we be able to meet in coffee houses?
Will we need to show our vaccination evidence to meet with clients?
Will it be deemed discriminatory?
Should we be investing in remote / digital / social / modern selling?
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P&O Cruises has said that anyone wanting to take its cruises around the British Isles this summer will need to be vaccinated first. Travellers will have to prove that they have had two coronavirus jabs to take the trips which depart from June. Saga Cruises and Virgin Voyages in the US have made similar moves recently. It comes amid renewed fears about the damaged travel industry, with airports warning that summer 2020 passenger numbers were their lowest since 1975. P&O Cruises, which is part of the Carnival group, will run trips on two ships this summer. The Britannia will cruise from Southampton along the south coast of England for three or four days, and the Iona will travel up to Scotland from Southampton for seven-day trips.