Vaccination certificates are required in night clubs and music festivals
To enter certain higher risk events and venues, such as nightclubs, music festivals and some soccer fields, so-called “vaccine passports” are required and should be presented to the MSPs next week.
the Scottish Parliament is asked to vote on the introduction of a Covid-19 vaccination verification system, which will not be implemented until all adults have had the opportunity to receive both doses of the vaccine.
Proof of vaccination is required later to enter adult nightclubs and entertainment venues; unoccupied indoor live events with more than 500 spectators; unmanned live outdoor events with more than 4,000 spectators; and any event of any kind that involves more than 10,000 people.
the Scottish Government said there are “currently no plans to introduce certification for the hospitality industry in general, but this will be reviewed over the autumn and winter months”.
Starting tomorrow, people will be able to download a PDF copy of their vaccination record with a personalized QR code, print it out immediately or save it on their mobile phone for use at home or abroad.
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said: “We do not want to re-impose any of the restrictions that have been in place for much of the year as we all know how much damage they have done to businesses, education and the general well-being of people, but we need to contain the increase Cases.
“In addition to measures like free trials and installing CO2 monitors in schools, we believe that limited use of vaccine certifications in certain higher risk environments could help us keep business open and avoid further restrictions if we step down make the path autumn and winter.
“They are only used in very limited environments and never for public services like transportation, hospitals and education. This is a significant step forward and we did not make this easy decision, but it is in line with certification in other European countries. “