Trials for vaccine passports could begin as soon as next month, it has been reported.

Boris Johnson is expected to lay out the plans on Easter Monday, which include theatres and stadiums being the first to test the scheme.

The pilot scheme will use an updated version of the NHS Covid app, which will allow users to prove they have had a jab.

According to the MailOnline, the passports will eventually be used in pubs, cinemas and restaurants across the country.

It comes as a report in The Daily Telegraph suggested a series of pilot tests for Covid passports were being planned which could include the FA Cup final and other sporting events in May, although Number 10 maintained any proposals were still under review.

It has also been reported that the roadmap for lifting restrictions by June 21 could now be dependant on a vaccine passport programme.

But a pledge, signed by Jeremy Corbyn as well as other prominent figures such as Conservative former leader Sir Iain Duncan-Smith, Labour former shadow chancellor John McDonnell and ex-Lib Dem leader Tim Farron, warned the Government against bringing in the scheme.

The Prime Minister said a domestic coronavirus “passport” showing whether someone has antibodies or a negative test “will be useful for us as we go forward”.

He said: "There’s definitely going to be a world in which international travel will use vaccine passports.

“You can see already that other countries, the aviation industry, are interested in those and there’s a logic to that.

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“I think when it comes to trying to make sure that we give maximum confidence to business and to customers here in the UK, there are three things – there’s your immunity, whether you have had it before, so you have got natural antibodies; whether you have been vaccinated; and then, of course, whether you have had a test.

“Those three things working together will be useful for us as we go forward.”

Last week, the Prime Minister said it “may be up to individual publicans” whether they carry out health certificate checks on punters before allowing them into their premises.

One possibility thought to be under consideration is that pub landlords may be able to scrap social distancing if they check Covid health certificates on entry.

The move would allow them to operate at much higher capacity and could be a strong incentive for them to participate in the scheme.

The Government is expected to issue an update on its plans this month.