Rangers have confirmed details regarding vaccine passport rules at Ibrox Stadium as the Scottish Government’s controversial regulations come into affect this weekend.
From October 1st, those attending crowds over 10k will need to provide proof of Covid-19 vaccination with Ibrox Stadium set to require this due its 50k person capacity.
The Ibrox side are set to welcome Hibs to the club’s ground this weekend and this will be the first time the vaccine passport is implemented at the ground.
In advice released via the club’s official website, the club confirm those in attendance must carry either physical or digital evidence of vaccination to enter the ground, unless exempt.
The club have also confirmed the supporters from other parts of the UK will be able to use their existing certificates. There had previously been fears only Scottish certificates would be allowed.
Supporters are being encouraged to arrive with physical copies of the certificate but digital evidence will be accepted.
Those who are exempt must carry evidence of exemption and will not be admitted to the stadium without this.
Rangers statement on vaccine passport rules
“Ahead of Sunday’s Scottish Premiership match against Hibernian, Rangers would like to update supporters on the introduction of vaccine certificate checks across Scotland.
“From October 1, following legislation introduced by the Scottish Government, everyone attending matches at Ibrox Stadium must be fully vaccinated and everyone must bring proof of this status with you to the match, unless exempt.
“Supporters are encouraged to arrive with a hard copy of their vaccine certificate, however digital copies will also be accepted. Visitors from all parts of the UK will be able to use their existing vaccine certificates.
“The following groups are exempt from carrying proof of vaccination:
- Under 18’s
- People who are not able to receive the vaccine for medical reasons
- Participants in vaccine trials
- Workers or volunteers at the venue or event
“Those exempt for medical reasons or due to participation in vaccine trials are asked to carry an official letter to confirm this. You will not be admitted to the stadium without this.
“Covid status certification does not replace existing measures and supporters are encouraged to continue to wear face coverings and follow test and protect rules and guidance.
“Rangers are obliged to follow legislation. We appreciate supporters cooperation at this time.
“Those vaccinated in Scotland can access their certificates by following the instructions here.”
Whilst the debate regarding the passports will rage on, Rangers have a real chance to lay down a Championship marker with Hibs the first of three big Ibrox league clashes on the horizon.