For most previous age-based exemptions (e.g. being able to form a bubble regardless of your household size if you had a child under the age of 1), it has been the age on the date the exemption was introduced that matters. In other words, no-one will cease to be exempt by virtue of becoming a year older.Where does this leave those who are about to turn 18. Everything I have seen says that vaccines are not available to under 18s. Do they have to wait the 2-3 months it takes to become fully vaccinated before they can pass this test again ?
Of course, this policy could be a simple "those aged under 18" affair.
Equally, and morally more unjustifiably, it doesn't cover those who are 18+ but haven't yet had an opportunity to be double vaccinated.
Bearing in mind that the vaccine was only made available to all 18 year olds on 18 June, even someone who managed to get their first jab on the first possible day wouldn't be able to get a second appointment until 13 August. And wouldn't count as fully vaccinated until 27 August.
And that doesn't do anything for those who turn 18 on, say, 18 July. Who'll, at best, have to wait until 25 September to count as fully vaccinated.
Of course, a bit of age discrimination against those who have, on the large, sacrificed the most for the least personal gain is entirely par for the course.