A key vote is set to be held in the Senedd, which could see covid passes rolled out in a greater setting in Wales.

Later today (Tuesday, November 9), members of the Welsh parliament will be voting on a potential expansion to the controversial measure.

And, if approved, it would see the covid passes required to attend a greater number of events in Wales.

Currently, covid passes are mandatory for nightclubs and large scale events – including many sporting venues.

But now, the Welsh Government wants to expand these, making the passes a requirement for anyone looking to attend the cinema, theatres, and concert halls nationwide.

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According to leading government figures, introducing these passes for non-mandatory leisure events and settings will significantly reduce the likelihood for stricter lockdown measures to be reintroduced, as a winter period which will push the NHS to its limits draws near.

But, given the razor thin margin of the initial vote, which saw the first covid pass introduced, there is no guarantee that the vote will be passed.

One month ago, the vote passed by just one vote in favour – and controversially, a key dissenting voice found himself unable to vote due to technological issues.

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What has been said about the covid pass expansion plans?

Speaking at the Welsh Government’s public health briefing earlier today, Eluned Morgan, government minister for health, said: “Today, we will bring forward regulations in the Senedd to extend the use of the Covid Pass to cinemas, concert halls and theatres.

"These are all indoor, ticketed venues, where people are in close contact with others for long periods of time. Extending the Covid Pass is one more way we can strengthen the measures we have in place at alert level zero, when rates are this high, to help keep us safe and to keep Wales open.

"But we hope that, together with all the other measures we currently have in place, their use will help to bring coronavirus under control.

"Because we want to do everything we can to prevent the need for further, more severe restrictions of the kind we saw last winter."