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West Lothian theatre’s concerns at possible extension of vaccine passport scheme

One of West Lothian’s most popular venues has hit out at the Scottish Government’s suggestions that the vaccine passport scheme could be extended to include theatres and cinemas.

The Regal Reconnect in Bathgate says extending the scheme so proof of vaccination is required would put massive financial pressure on small businesses.

Vaccine passports are already required for anyone entering a nightclub or attending mass events like football games and concerts and Nicola Sturgeon said last week that the Scottish Government is considering doing the same for other areas of the entertainment and hospitality industry.

Christopher McPhillips, head of marketing at Reconnect Regal and said he doesn’t believe the passport scheme is of any real use in fighting the spread of the virus.

He continued: “We would be delighted to check for covid passports if the Scottish Government wants to fund the two staff positions we would require to implement this policy.

“Given that the current…

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