Scottish football fans no longer required to show vaccine passports to enter as Sturgeon calls

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SCOTTISH football fans will no longer be required to display their vaccination passports to enter stadiums in this county from this Monday.

Premier Nicola Sturgeon made the announcement today.

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Nicola Sturgeon will remove the requirementCredit: AFP
Scottish football fans will no longer be required to show their vaccine passports

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Scottish football fans will no longer be required to show their vaccine passportsCredit: Kenneth Ramsay

The news comes after the Prime Minister said yesterday that people in the south who test positive for coronavirus will no longer be legally required to self-isolate from Thursday.

We’ve told you how the vaccine passport system is due to end in days – Ms Sturgeon confirming on Monday that the mandatory requirement will be lifted.

She told parliament: “I can confirm, firstly, that the COVID certification program requiring certain venues and events to verify participants’ vaccine or testing status will end next Monday, February 28.

“The app that supports the program will remain operational, however, so any business that wishes to pursue COVID certification on a voluntary basis to reassure customers will be able to do so.”

We told you how the SNP blasted BoJo for his latest England rules announcement.

Nats Commons leader Ian Blackford demanded details of funding to keep Scots ‘safe’, saying Westminster’s actions had bolstered the case for independence.

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But the Prime Minister has warned Holyrood would have to dip into its own coffers if it is to continue the pivotal virus policy costing the Treasury around £2bn a month.

Meanwhile, Scottish Health Secretary Humza Yousaf has insisted that free testing for the virus and self-isolation should continue until public health guidance says otherwise.

It came as Mr Johnson announced that free universal testing would end on April 1 – even for members of the general public with symptoms – as part of his plan to “live with Covid”.

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