People in Scotland will need proof they have been fully vaccinated in order to attend nightclubs, music festivals and some football grounds in Scotland from 1 October.
The mandatory vaccine passport plan was formally approved by Holyrood on Thursday after the SNP and Greens voted in favour.
Staff at venues affected will be able to download a “verifier app” to a smartphone or device from next week, ahead of the launch, which will allow digital checks on the certification status of those attending. Guidance will be provided for venues on how to use the app, along with options to integrate it into their own systems as the source code is open.
Businesses which fail to enforce the rules will be breaking the law.
People who have had two vaccines in Scotland can already download or get a paper copy of a certificate with a QR code.
By the end of the month, it is expected that this code will also be available on a new NHS Scotland Status app.
These codes can be scanned at a venue to confirm the user is fully vaccinated.
Anyone who has good reasons for not getting fully vaccinated – including children and people with particular medical conditions – will be exempt.
Further details will be posted as they become available.
Source: Scottish Government