Monday, October 3, 2022

Vaccine passport for planning to enter Scottish nightclubs and large-scale events

Nicola Sturgeon announced that the Scottish government plans to introduce vaccine passports in nightclubs and large-scale events.

The certification will be used for clubs and non-seat indoor live events with more than 500 spectators.

It also applies to non-seat outdoor events with an audience of more than 4,000 people, and any event with more than 10,000 people attending.

The system will vote in the Scottish Parliament next week.

Sturgeon updated its MSP on the coronavirus on Wednesday afternoon, saying that the vaccine passport system must be implemented “swiftly” before winter.

She told MSP: “The Scottish government has made it clear that we do not believe that vaccination certificates should be a requirement for any critical service or environment where people cannot choose to attend, such as public transport, education, access to medical services or shops.

“We continue to stick to this position.

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

She said that the Scottish government is not currently considering the introduction of vaccine certification for the entire hotel industry, although this will be subject to review.

She said that children and people with certain diseases will be exempted.

Starting Friday, Scots will be able to download a QR code showing their vaccine certification.

The First Minister continued: “Many of the activities and venues covered by the certification program are important-they are important to our economic, cultural and social life.

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

“But they are not essential services. Their nature involves gathering many people in a relatively small area, which does mean that despite their best efforts, they still make a significant contribution to the spread of the virus.

“By ensuring that people entering these environments are fully vaccinated, we will take commensurate steps to help make these environments safer for everyone who participates, and all of us.”

The Chief Minister also stated that the recent increase in cases in Scotland is “extremely worrying”.

She told MSP that the number of new cases has increased by 80% from last week and five times from four weeks ago.

Sturgeon said: “There is no doubt that this highlights the fact that Delta variants are more easily spread than previous strains.”


This News Originally From – The Epoch Times

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