Scotland is set to introduce vaccine passports: Nicola Sturgeon wants proof of vaccination to be mandatory for entry to nightclubs, festivals and football matches under new laws set to come into force this month
Scots will require vaccine passports to go to nightclubs, music concerts and festivals and Premiership fo0otball matches under new plans unveiled by Nicola Sturgeon today.
The First Minister wants Covid Certification introduced later this month, telling the Scottish Parliament it was needed to help protect the country before the winter.
Under plans unveiled at Holyrood today, anyone going to nightclubs and other indoor events with more than 500 people attending would have to prove they are double-jabbed.
The same would apply to outdoor events with more than 4,000 people and any events with a capacity of more than 10,000.
It raises the prospect of people having to show they have been double-jabbed to attend Premiership football matches like the Old Firm derby.
The proposed changes will be put to a vote at Holyrood next week and if approved would come into force at the end of the month.
The First Minister wants Covid Certification introduced later this month, telling the Scottish parliament it was needed to help protect the country before the winter.
Scotland has recorded nine deaths of coronavirus patients and 6,170 cases in the past 24 hours, according to the latest data.
Figures published by the Scottish Government indicate the death toll under the daily measure – of people who first tested positive for the virus within the previous 28 days – is 8,127.
The daily test positivity rate is 11.5 per cent, down from 14.9 per cent the previous day.
A total of 629 people were in hospital on Tuesday with recently confirmed Covid-19, up by 44 on the previous day, with 59 patients in intensive care, up five.
So far, 4,108,804 people have received the first dose of a Covid-19 vaccination and 3,691,066 have had their second.