Celtic source confirms no vaccine passports needed for Motherwell clash

By Euan Davidson

October 14, 2021

Celtic fans will not need vaccine passports for Saturday’s trip to Motherwell, according to SLO John Paul Taylor.

The Supporter Liaison Officer updated travelling fans within the hour, regarding arrangements for the crucial clash at Fir Park. A win, and other results going our way, could see the Bhoys make a significant rise in the Scottish Premiership table.

Therefore, away support is crucial. And they won’t be hampered by the need for a vaccine passport, according to the SLO.

Taylor said on Twitter:

“Info for Sat: Coach Parking on Orbiston St. Gates open 1:45, ticket checks on approach. No vax passports required. There will be a place within the seating deck for CSC banners which will be placed by Stewards on request, please keep advertising uncovered, cheers.”

It’s good news for supporters who haven’t been able to source a Vaccine Passport as of yet. Nicola Sturgeon bemoaned the botched launch of a Passport app [BBC], which was made available last week.

The First Minister said [BBC]:

“Essentially the high level of demand after the launch of the app – combined with an error in one part of the NHS system – meant that information wasn’t being sent quickly enough from the NHS system to the app.

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“This also, for a period, caused problems for those requesting paper copies of vaccination certificates, or seeking to download a PDF.”

It’s likely with this in mind, and the confusion over infrastructure for football clubs, that Celtic fans will not need a passport for their second consecutive away game.

Celtic supporters expected to turn out in their numbers for Motherwell meeting

Always an entertaining spectacle, Motherwell v Celtic at Fir Park is a popular trip with away supporters.

The fixture probably reached its nadir in 2016, when Tom Rogic capped a remarkable comeback in a seven-goal thriller [Celtic FC]. Since then, Celtic have largely been successful in encounters between the two sides.

The last time the Bhoys arrived at Fir Park, it was a thumping 4-1 win for Neil Lennon’s team, with Mohamed Elyounoussi scoring a hat-trick.

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Now, there shouldn’t be any real obstacles for eligible Celtic fans hoping to make the game. And it should be a cracker, with Motherwell and Tony Watt on good form, and Celtic looking to gather momentum away from Paradise.

Saturday’s match ought to be a fun one. And the Glasgow Celtic faithful will be there.

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