26 Jan 2022

Amnesty declared for people to hand in fake vaccine passes

From Checkpoint, 5:44 pm on 26 January 2022

Canterbury Police have announced an amnesty for people to hand in fake Covid vaccine passes.

Detective Sergeant Daniel Isherwood says there are a number of people in the wider Christchurch area who have been identified as having received a fraudulent My Vaccine Pass.

He says police are going through the list and people who have one those are strongly encouraged to hand them in to the Rangiora Police Station.

There will be an amnesty until 4pm on February 1. Police are advising businesses to be vigilant when scanning and checking QR codes - and if a pass fails to scan and the business is not satisfied with the identity of the individual - entry should be refused.