Live music industry hails plans not to extend vaccine passports in Scotland

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A negative COVID test will now be allowed from December 6 to enter places

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The Scottish Government has announced that from 6 December the locations of the two jabs will be allowed a negative COVID test instead of proof of entry.

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It comes after the implementation of a coronavirus vaccine passport for entry to nightclubs and concerts in Scotland in October.

Now, Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has said that given the “mandatory impact vaccine certification would have on the operation of businesses”, ministers have concluded that the expansion of the scheme would thus not be proportionate.


Plans to expand Scotland’s vaccine passport system to more locations have also been put on hold, report BBC News,

Nicola Sturgeon, First Minister of Scotland Credit: Getty

Live music organization LIVE praised the latest decisions.

“The live music industry is pleased that the Scottish Government has announced that negative playback flux tests will be included in the COVID certification program in Scotland,” said LIVE CEO Greg Parmley.

“While there is still no evidence of the need for such a plan, and we believe that industry measures are sufficient to reduce the risk, the inclusion of the trial would allow a larger number of people to access live music and generate significant income.” industry.”


Earlier this year the UK government plans to introduce a coronavirus vaccine passport to gain entry to nightclubs and large events in England were scrapped after protests by industry leaders.

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