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Covid passport scheme in Scotland could be applied to 'range of scenarios', says John Swinney

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John Swinney has announced a "range of scenarios" are under consideration by the Scottish Government on extending the covid passport scheme.

The Deputy First Minister revealed it was too early to say where the vaccine certification scheme would extend to at the moment, however a decision could be made next week.Nicola Sturgeon hinted yesterday in the Scottish Parliament there could be an extension in the coming weeks.

She said: "It will be necessary to consider again if extending the scope of covid certification to other venues might be a necessary protection." The First Minister also said that from Monday the requirement to be ‘fully vaccinated’ for the purposes of covid certification will include having a booster if the second dose was more than four months ago.Organisers of large events of 1000 or more people should check the certification status of at least 50 per cent of attendees, rather than the current 20 per cent or at least 1,000 people - whichever figure is higher.

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