Nightclubs and other large events, including football games, will only be able to allow entry to people who have a Covid-19 passport.
Speaking on the BBC’s Andrew Marr Show Sajid Javid said the government had decided not to go ahead with the plans for Covid passports.
The NHS Covid-19 app is set to be updated from August 16 to allow double jabbed people to add their vaccination status to skip isolation.
The NHS Covid-19 app currently sends isolation notices to close contacts of people five days prior a positive test, but this will be reduced to two days.
The Norther Ireland Department of Health has launched CovidCertNI to make it easier for people to access their Covid passport on their smartphone or tablet.
On the day the Covid passport service was launched (June 25) Digital Health and Care Wales uploaded more than 3.7 million records.
Transport secretary Grant Shapps has said the NHS Covid-19 app may need to be updated in line with coronavirus restrictions easing on July 19.
Dr Justin Whatling joins Palantir from Cerner. His main role will be to provide guidance to the tech giant’s health clients, including NHS England.
The Scottish government has struck a deal with Orion Health to enable health and care workers to access a person’s Covid-19 vaccine history.