HEALTH Secretary Matt Hancock has said giving Brits immunity passports could help ease lockdown.

But how would the passports work? Here's everything you need to know.

What are immunity passports?

Immunity passports are documents that would signify if you have had and recovered from coronavirus.

It's thought they'd be handed to Brits with antibodies, who would have to carry them around when they left the house.

Matt Hancock has described them as "systems of certification," adding they're being worked on in Government to allow immune people more freedom and return to work, the Times reports.

How would the certificates work?

Experts said it could help save the British summer by allowing people to instantly show they are infection free before and after they travel.

It's suggested Brit's who're "immune" could then be freed up from social distancing rules.

It's not yet totally clear how they would work, but the Government are expected to released more information on them soon.

However, the health secretary did stress experts were "not yet in a position to say those who test positive are immune" to getting the virus again.

It could be months before experts know whether having the virus makes you immune.

The Government will ramp up antibody tests in the meantime in a bid to roll them out to the nation and discover the true spread of the disease.

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