By Obiajulu Chiagoziem
Vaccine passports will be introduced for Scottish football fans from October 1st.
Football fans who will be viewing matches ranging from Hearts vs Motherwell, Aberdeen vs Celtic and Rangers vs Hibernian are among the first who will be impacted.
According to Scottish government, the vaccine passport protocol will apply to all events where crowds are more than 10,000 people.
It will also be applied in an unseated outdoor events where more than 4,000 people are in attendance. Same goes to indoor events with more than 500 spectators.
This implies that a good number of those planning to attend Scottish Premiership matches that weekend will need to provide proof they have been vaccinated.
Although those under 18, participants in vaccine trials, those unable to get vaccinated for medical reasons and employees at venues within the scope of the scheme will be exempt.
From the look of things, Scottish government believes that this process will help curtail the continuous spread of the dreadful Coronavirus in Scotland generally.