From the 1st of October 2021, people will have to be prepared to show proof that they have been fully vaccinated (or are otherwise exempt) to get into certain late-night premises and certain events.
It will be a legal requirement for certain organisations/venues to take all reasonable steps to verify the vaccination status of those who visit the organisation/venue, prior to allowing entry.
Further guidance setting out compliance measures with the legal requirements is available on the gov.scot website, including details on the requirement for a compliance plan by 18 October 2021.
Organisations/venues can use the COVID Check App to verify whether an individual has been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or has met negative testing or exemption requirements.
The COVID Check App is designed for use in scanning and verifying COVID status QR codes. These QR codes can be presented by an individual in a number of ways, for example via a digital app or an officially issued paper copy.
Major problems have been reported with Scotland’s Covid vaccine passport app, just hours after its launch with many people advising that they were unable to access their vaccination status through the app.
A Vaccine Certification Verification Toolkit has been produced as a small printable guide to assist staff who will be checking Certification. It is available at COVID check website.