Under plans to be submitted to MSPs next Wednesday, so-called “vaccine passports” will be required for entry to certain events and higher-risk venues such as nightclubs and music festivals, and some football fields.
TheScottish ParliamentVoting will be required to approve the Covid-19 vaccination verification system. This scheme will only be effective once all adults have received both doses.
To enter nightclubs or adult entertainment venues, you will need to show proof of vaccination.
TheScottish governmentAccording to the statement, there is no current plan to offer certification for the wider hospitality sector. However, this will be reviewed over the autumn-winter months.
People will soon be able download a PDF copy their vaccination certificate with a personalized QR code to instantly print or save on their phone to use locally or internationally.
First Minister Nicola SturgeonHe stated, “We don’t want to reimpose any restrictions that were in place for most of this year because we all know the harm they have done to businesses, education, and people’s general well-being. But we must stop the increase in these cases.”
“We believe that, in addition to free testing and installation of CO2 monitors at schools, a limited use vaccine certification in higher-risk settings could help us keep our businesses open and prevent further restrictions as we enter autumn and winter.
They will only be used in very specific settings, and not for public services like transport or education. This is a major step forward, and we did not take lightly. However, it is in line to certification in other European countries.