“We know that, for some premises, there are really operational difficulties to ensure each and every person has passed through this kind of active checking,” said Kevin Choi, deputy secretary for food and health.
As a result, in places such as malls, supermarkets, and department stores, authorities have performed passive checking, he added.
“Bringing your vaccine pass is the natural thing to do.”
Details of the vaccine pass come as the government prepared to report a record daily high of 7,533 infections, broadcaster TVB said.
The city’s public hospitals have been severely stretched, with occupancy at more than 95 per cent, as they struggle to cope with an influx of patients, including the elderly, many of whom have resisted vaccinations.