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Rangers issue further vaccine passport guidance for ‘test event’ at Hibs clash

RANGERS have issued a further update on this Sunday’s vaccine passport ‘test event’ ahead of the Hibs match.

The club earlier confirmed that they would have to follow Scottish Government guidelines meaning all those attending must be fully vaccinated and bring proof of their vaccination status to be allowed entry.

Under new rules, in force from October 1, Scots will have to prove they’ve had a full course of their vaccination, at least 14 days prior to large events.

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Football stadia with capacity for more than 10,000 fans will have to follow the rules with spot-checks carried out before entry is allowed.

And Rangers have moved to further update their fans after Nicola Sturgeon admitted there would be a ‘grace period’ as the scheme is introduced.

The First Minister revealed there would be a two week grace period for business before any enforcement action is taken for non-compliance to allow them to get procedures in place.

However, this is not the case for Rangers as their match with Hibs has been selected as a test event meaning they will operate under rules for once the ‘grace period’ is over.

This means supporters will have to bring proof of their vaccine status unless they are exempt through medical reasons or vaccine trial participation.

A statement on the club website read: “Ahead of Sunday’s Scottish Premiership match against Hibernian, we once again highlight the introduction of vaccine certificate checks across Scotland.

“Sunday’s game is a “test event” and thus, we are required by law, to carry out the same procedures as when the “grace period” is over.

“For the avoidance of doubt, following legislation introduced by the Scottish Government, everyone attending matches at Ibrox Stadium must be fully vaccinated and everyone must bring proof of this status with you to the match, unless exempt.

“Those exempt for medical reasons or due to participation in vaccine trials are asked to carry an official letter to confirm this.”



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