COVID passes will soon be required for anyone hoping to visit the cinema or a theatre in Wales.

Last month, the passes, which have divided opinion, were narrowly voted into law, making them a requirement for anyone wanting to attend a nightclub or attend a large gathering.

But, while the initial vote received a great deal of opposition, the Welsh Government’s bid to expand the vaccine pass’s coverage sailed through in a Senedd vote on Tuesday, November 9.

It comes after Plaid Cymru voted along with the government.

But, while the party of Wales has been brought around to the idea of the covid pass scheme, many Argus readers remain unconvinced.

After news of the expanded measures broke, readers took to social media to share their views – and views were certainly divided.

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What do the new measures mean?

From Monday, November 15, covid passes will be required in cinemas, theatres and concert halls across Wales.

On Tuesday, health minister Eluned Morgan stressed that these passes remain vital in a bid to minimise pressure on an already-struggling NHS, which is heading into its busiest time of year.

Speaking at a public health briefing, she said that keeping the NHS running is the key factor in ensuring that lockdown restrictions are no re-introduced in Wales.

Below, you can find a selection of comments from Argus readers responding to the covid pass expansion plans.

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Readers react to covid pass expansion

The below comments were taken from the South Wales Argus Facebook page.

You can join in the conversation here.

Dan Beavan said: “The vaccine does not stop or prevent covid being passed on. It’s ridiculous. I understand if they say a negative test required but the vaccine is still not proven to actually help in the spread.”

Mike Evans said: “Good.”

Mario Kleszcz said: “OK I will go to cinema in Bristol and Wales will be poorer than England.”

Sue Phillips said: “It’s all well and good extending the covid passes but people who have had both vaccines can still have and spread covid so being double vaxed shouldn't automatically get you in to these places.”