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Football Will Never Be The Same If This Happens [OPINION]

Supporters attending games between Hearts and Motherwell, Aberdeen and Celtic, and Rangers and Hibernian would be among the first to be affected; the Scottish Government hopes that the establishment of a vaccination certification mechanism will aid in the management of Covid-19. All events with crowds of more than 10,000 people will be covered by the vaccination passport program.

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Unseated outdoor events with more than 4,000 attendees, as well as indoor events with more than 500 spectators, will be subject to the new regulations. Many people wanting to attend Scottish Premiership matches that weekend will be required to provide proof of vaccination. Proof of vaccination would also be required for Scotland's home World Cup Qualifier against Israel a week later, which is already sold out. Providing a negative test result as a substitute for a covid passport will not be accepted at first.

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People under the age of 18, individuals taking part in vaccination studies, those who are unable to be vaccinated due to medical reasons, and staff at locations covered by the plan will be excluded. Scotland's football officials had expressed reservations about the prospect of implementing coronavirus passports, but are now optimistic that spot-checks may be used instead. "Both the Scottish FA and the SPFL enthusiastically support the national campaign to eliminate COVID-19," a spokeswoman for the Joint Response Group stated. "We've been talking with Scottish Government officials about the practical implications of vaccination passports for large events, including the danger of health and safety concerns, as well as crowd disturbance, if supporters are delayed getting into stadiums, which everyone wants to avoid." "With only three weeks before the deadline on October 1st, we are dedicated to developing a viable and feasible solution."

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In light of this, we're eager to see if any vaccination passport system can incorporate spot checks rather than blanket inspections of all game attendees." The Scottish Government hopes that the implementation of vaccination passports will aid in the management of Covid-19 transmission and encourage others to be vaccinated. A poll of 900 supporters conducted by the Scottish Football Supporters Association (SFSA) found that 54% of people support the concept, while 62% prefer to be in a football environment where all spectators are vaccinated.

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