FSB in Scotland on vaccine passports

Press Releases 1 Sep 2021

FSB Scotland responds to the news that vaccine passports will soon be required in certain settings in Scotland.

The Scottish Government has proposed rolling out vaccine certificates in larger event settings.

Andew McRae, the Federation of Small Businesses' (FSB) Scotland policy chair, said: "The introduction of vaccine certification for events venues won’t be a measure that many firms will welcome. But as opposed to the prospect of stricter restrictions, we believe the business community will accept this change.

“The passport system which the Scottish Government proposes to deliver needs to be user-friendly for citizens and businesses. It must help not hinder the businesses that were among the last to open their doors when restrictions were eased. Further, there can be no rush to extend where these so-called passports are to be used until we see how the new system works.

“Lastly, assuming parliamentary approval, it’ll be vitally important for the public to accept these passport rules and for firms to have support from police and regulators as they enforce them.”