3rd September 2021

Following the statement from the First Minister which raised the possibility that vaccine certifications may be required for entry to nightclubs and many large events in Scotland from later this month, Scottish Chambers of Commerce Chief Executive, Dr Liz Cameron, who has written to the First Minister and opposition party leaders to outline businesses concerns, said:

“The prospect of vaccine certification requirements is causing Scotland’s businesses a great level of stress and anxiety and it’s right that this issue will be debated fully in Parliament next week.

“Scotland’s businesses are continuing to go above and beyond what is legally required of them to help halt transmission and keep COVID-19 case numbers to a minimum.

“Businesses operating in the events, nightclub and hospitality sectors urgently need clarity on where vaccine certifications could be required.

“Scotland’s economy is now finally beginning to recover, however the fact remains that many businesses continue to operate in survival mode, and the prospect of economic deterrents such as vaccine certificates, could prove damaging to business and consumer confidence.”

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