Vaccine passports planned for admission to Scottish nightclubs and major events


Nicola Sturgeon has announced that the Scottish Government is planning to introduce vaccine passports for admission to nightclubs and large-scale events.

Certification is used not only for clubs, but also for unseat indoor live events with more than 500 spectators.

It also applies to outdoor events with more than 4,000 seats and all events with more than 10,000 participants.

The system will be voted on by the Scottish Parliament next week.

The sturgeon updated its MSP on coronavirus Wednesday afternoon, stating that the vaccine passport system must be implemented “quickly” before winter.

She tells MSP: “The Scottish Government is public transport, education, medical services or shops.

“We will continue to maintain that position.

“But as we head into the fall and winter, we believe that the limited use of vaccine certification may help control the spread of the virus.”

She said the Scottish Government is not currently considering introducing vaccine certification throughout the hospitality industry, which will continue to be considered.

She said children and people with certain medical conditions would be exempt.

Starting Friday, Scottish people will be able to download a QR code that shows their vaccine certification.

The Prime Minister continues: “Many of the events and venues covered by the certification system are important. They are important to our economy and to our cultural and social life.

“That’s why we want them to stay open safely.

“But they are not essential services, and their nature, including attracting a large number of people in a relatively small area, allows them to contribute significantly to the spread of the virus, despite their best efforts. Means.

“By ensuring that people entering these settings are fully vaccinated, we are proportional to help make these settings safer for everyone present, and thus for all of us. Will take the steps you have taken. “

The prime minister also said he was “extremely concerned” about the recent increase in incidents in Scotland.

She told MSP that the number of new cases was 80% higher than last week, five times higher than four weeks ago.

Sturgeon said: “There is no doubt that this emphasizes the fact that the Delta mutant is much more contagious than its predecessor.”