Vaccine passports to come into force in Scotland from October
Written by centralfmnews on September 9, 2021
The use of coronavirus vaccine passports has been approved at Holyrood, following a debate and vote from MSPs.
It means vaccine QR codes will be required for access to large events and nightclubs from October 1st.
MSPs voted 68/55.
Health Secretary Humza Yousaf said: “We must do all we can to stem the rise in cases and vaccine certification will form part of a range measures which can help us to do this.
“It will only be used in certain higher risk settings and we hope this will allow businesses to remain open and prevent any further restrictions as we head into autumn and winter.
“We do not want to re-impose any of the restrictions that have been in place for much of this year as we all know how much harm they have caused to businesses, to education and to people’s general well-being. But we must stem the rise in cases.
“We want to ensure that as many people get vaccinated as possible and particularly to increase uptake in the younger age cohort, so anything that helps to incentivise that is helpful.”