Covid Scotland: Every event where vaccine passports will be needed from next month

By Alexander Smail

The list of places where Scots will need to present vaccine certification starting next month has been revealed.

On October 1, the Scottish Government's new vaccine passport rules will come into effect after MSPs voted in favour of introducing the Covid regulation measure.

Nightclubs and football stadiums are among the locations will proof of vaccination will be required before entry, and staff legally must ask everybody who enters for evidence.

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Vaccine certification will be accessible both digitally and as a hard copy.

The NHS Scotland Covid Status app can be used to download certificates, and they will also be available in the form of a physical paper copy upon request.

The government hopes the new measure will slow the spread of Covid-19 following a spike in cases after restrictions were eased on August 9.

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Under 18s and adults who are ineligible for the jab will be exempt from the new rules.

Health Secretary Humza Yousaf said: “We must do all we can to stem the rise in cases and vaccine certification will form part of a range measures which can help us to do this.

"It will only be used in certain higher risk settings and we hope this will allow businesses to remain open and prevent any further restrictions as we head into autumn and winter.

"We do not want to re-impose any of the restrictions that have been in place for much of this year as we all know how much harm they have caused to businesses, to education and to people’s general well-being. But we must stem the rise in cases.

"We want to ensure that as many people get vaccinated as possible and particularly to increase uptake in the younger age cohort, so anything that helps to incentivise that is helpful.

"I urge anyone over 16 to get vaccinated at their local drop-in clinic or through NHS Inform.

“Public behaviour, including key protective measures like face coverings, physical distancing, hand washing and isolating when necessary, continues to play a vital role in reducing the prevalence of the virus and helping us to emerge from the pandemic.”

Proof of vaccination will be required from October 1 to enter:

  • nightclubs
  • adult entertainment venues
  • unseated indoor live events, with more than 500 people in the audience
  • unseated outdoor live events, with more than 4,000 people in the audience
  • any event, of any nature, which has more than 10,000 people in attendance


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