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Vaccine passports to include lateral flow test but not expanded to further venues

The decision comes after Nicola Sturgeon said last week that Cabinet was considering an expansion to the programme, with cinemas, theatres and other hospitality venues in scope.

But this expansion will not yet take place, the First Minister confirmed to MSPs on Tuesday.

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The scheme will, however, be altered to include proof of a negative lateral flow test in the past 48 hours, which will come into effect from December 6. NHS text notifications following PCR or self-reported lateral flow tests will be accepted.

Signage informing spectators they need to show their vaccine passports to enter the ground before the UEFA Europa League Group G match at Celtic Park. Picture: PA

Venues already affected by the scheme, including nightclubs and large-scale indoor and outdoor events, will continue to require vaccine passport checks for at…

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