Exclusive: Government abandoned plans to make trick or treaters show Covid certs

The day for ghouls & goblins and tricks & treats is upon us, and around the country children are dressing up for a day of festivities. However, as DTTN can exclusively reveal Halloween 2021 could have looked very different.

DTTN has had access to government documents outlining plans for trick or treaters to display their Digital Covid Cert and a Photo ID at each house they called to.

Under the No Certs, No Sweets campaign children without the relevant documentation would be refused service and asked to return home. Those who persisted in trick or treating without their Covid Cert would have been liable for large fines or potential prison sentences.

No Certs, No Sweets is a way to make sure the under 12s get vaccinated. They don’t care about going to pubs or restaurants so we have to hit them where it hurts. They won’t want to be the only kid on the street with an empty bag,” said an email from a senior government official.

It is understood that plans for the campaign were abandoned when a group of sixth class children egged Dr. Tony Holohan and Stephen Donnelly’s cars.

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