Sports fans in Scotland must show that they are fully vaccinated against Covid-19 in order to play games from October 1st.

The vaccination pass scheme applies to all events where the crowd is more than 10,000 people.

Outdoor events without seats with more than 4,000 visitors will also be subject to the new measures, as will indoor events with more than 500 spectators.

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That means many of those who want to play the Scottish Premiership games this weekend will need to show proof that they have been vaccinated.

Scotland’s home World Cup qualification against Israel a week later – which is already sold out – would also require proof of vaccination.

The provision of a negative test result as an alternative to a Covid Pass is not initially accepted.

However, this does not apply to persons under the age of 18, participants in vaccine trials, persons who cannot be vaccinated for medical reasons, and employees at facilities that fall within the scope of the program.

Scotland’s football authorities have raised concerns about the possibility of introducing coronavirus passports and are now hoping that spot checks could be introduced instead.

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A Joint Response Group spokesman said: “Both the Scottish Federation and the SPFL wholeheartedly support national efforts to eradicate COVID-19.

“We spoke with Scottish government officials about the practical implications of vaccination cards for major events, particularly the risk of health and safety problems and crowd clutter when fans arrive late at stadiums, which everyone wants to avoid.

“With only three weeks to go before the October 1st deadline, we’re working hard to come up with an effective and workable solution.” With that in mind, we’d like to investigate whether a vaccine passport regime can include random checks instead of flat-rate inspections of everyone involved in games The Scottish Government hopes the introduction of vaccination records will help contain the spread of Covid-19 and encourage others to get vaccinated.

A Scottish Football Supporters Association (SFSA) poll of 900 fans found that 54 percent of fans were in favor of the idea, while 62 percent would prefer to be in a football setting where all fans are vaccinated.