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online safety and digital citizenship specialist

 Tagged with digital literacy


18 January 2022

Opposition to Covid vaccinations has come in many forms, but none stranger than the "sovereign citizen" defence.

It uses defunct ancient English law to try to challenge regulations.

Some anti-vaccination protesters outside schools and hospitals have used this to hand out fake legal documents to teachers, parents and health workers.

Others have sought to remove Covid patients from intensive care wards, citing non-existent "common law" empowering them to do so.

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20 November 2021

British supermarket Sainsbury’s says it has no plans to introduce COVID-19 pass policies in any of its stores, despite a widely shared video claiming otherwise online.

The clip, seen here, shows a man walking to the entrance of one of Sainsbury’s London stores, where he is greeted by two workers who tell him the shop is “only open for staff at the moment”.

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