Nicola Sturgeon axes 500-person cap on outdoor events in Scotland

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Cotland will lift a 500-person ban on outdoor gatherings, allowing sports fans to return to football and rugby stadiums to watch sports.

However, Ms Sturgeon reignited the debate over vaccine passports by revealing that the government was considering expanding the program.

Some politicians – including Scottish Conservative leader Douglas Ross – have expressed opposition to an extension of the passes.

Ms Sturgeon said: ‘As we lift these other safeguards, it will be necessary to ask again whether extending the scope of Covid certification to other sites might be necessary protection. “

As the limit for participation in outdoor events is lifted, sites are urged to conduct more vaccine checks starting Monday.

Changes will also be made to the schedule, which will also mean that a person is only classified as “fully immunized” if they have received a booster if their second dose was more than four months ago.

Over the past week, just over 12,700 people per day have had positive PCR tests – Ms Sturgeon noting that this was down 17% from the previous week.

The Prime Minister said: “It is encouraging and gives us some hope that the cases may be at or near the peak.”

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