Celtic answer range of vaccine passport questions ahead of Ferencvaros clash

By David Walton

October 13, 2021

Celtic have answered a range of questions on vaccine passports ahead of the spot-check implementation next week.

The Hoops will hold their first home game under the new legislation for vaccine passports when Ferencvaros come to town in Europa League action on Tuesday. Given the fact that there will be well over 10,000 at the game, it’s mandatory for the club to ensure supporters have been double vaccinated.

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The new system being implemented in Scottish football will be enforceable fro 18th October onwards. However, that hasn’t stopped fans from having major questions about it.

Questions such as how it’s checked, residents from other countries’ eligibility, and where it will be checked is at the forefront of supporters’ concerns.

Hibernian will be trialling the new system this weekend when they face Dundee United at Easter Road.

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It’s important to remember that not everyone will have their status checked. Scottish football clubs will instead be able to implement spot-checks instead. Meaning that there shouldn’t be massive queues at the entrance gates that hold supporters back too much.

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However, that doesn’t mean fans should be chancing it by any stretch. It’s a health and safety guideline put into place by the Scottish Government and one being implemented by Celtic. Supporters should still bring their vaccine certificate, whether it’s in paper or digital form.

It’ll be important for supporters to be patient with the new system as it comes into practice at Parkhead. It seems like a straightforward process at face value, but nobody can know for sure what issues may occur.

Hopefully, it goes as smoothly as possible and fans will all be settled in the stadium well before the game kicks off.

Regardless, here’s a look at some of the questions that were answered today by the club’s Supporter Liason Officer regarding the new legislation:

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