For once, the club aren’t to blame for a moronic decision that’s been legislated and will take place at the ground imminently.
Yes, the dreaded vaccine passports are now very much legally binding and thanks to the wonderful Scottish Government for that one.
It will debut on Tuesday for the Ferencvaros game.
From the official club website:
As Celtic prepare for UEFA Europa League Matchday 3 on Tuesday, October 19, supporters attending the match versus Ferencvarosi TC at Celtic Park are advised that updated Government legislation is now in place.
This new legislation means that any supporter attending matches at Celtic Park (and other stadia with crowds of 10,000 or more) should be fully vaccinated and be prepared to provide visual proof of this to gain entry to the stadium, unless exempt.
Celtic FC are obliged to follow Scottish Government legislation and would like to thank our supporters in advance for their patience, co-operation and understanding.
PROOF OF VACCINATION
Supporters are asked to arrive with one of the following ready to show to stewards on approach to Celtic Park:
- A printed version of their vaccine certificate
- A digital copy of their vaccine certificate
- Proof of vaccination through the NHS Scotland Covid Check app
Supporters who are exempt from a vaccination must be prepared to provide evidence of this. Exemptions are applicable to those:
- Under the age of 18
- Not able to get the vaccine for medical reasons
- Taking part in vaccine trials
- Matchday employees and volunteers
Random spot checks will be carried out by stewards on approach to Celtic Park, in line with this Scottish Government guidance and all supporters attending must be prepared to provide proof of vaccination or exemption.
Please ensure you arrive as early as possible on matchday to avoid any delays in entering the stadium while these checks take place.
Truly, it’s a stupid process but Celtic aren’t the only club that’ll have to put up with this garbage and the best we can do is hope it’s that much of a farce that it’s scrapped after a few weeks.
And yes folks, I’ve been double jabbed. And not just with a needle!