High street voucher: Wrong to link scheme with vaccination, says Lyons

Economy Minister Gordon Lyons has said he will not support any proposal to allow only people vaccinated for Covid-19 to receive a £100 high street voucher.

The Stormont economy department has been working on a scheme to offer vouchers to all adults in Northern Ireland in a bid to help retailers recover from a drop in trade during lockdowns.

Health Minister Robin Swann said it could be used as an incentive for people to get a vaccine.

But his executive colleague Mr Lyons said that would be “inappropriate”.

Read more: Swann would consider voucher scheme vaccination link

BBC News

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