Rangers deliver major supporter update ahead of controversial move
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Rangers deliver major supporter update ahead of controversial move

Rangers have provided an essential supporter update to fans regarding vaccine passports ahead of this weekend’s Scottish Premiership clash with Hibs.

There has been major confusion ahead of the scheme’s launch in Scotland after the Scottish Government announced an 18-day grace period where rules will not be enforced by government.

Rangers have provided a supporter update regarding the implementation of vaccine passports. (Photo Illustration by Rafael Henrique/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)

The vaccine passport rules come into effect this Friday morning (01/10) and directly impact crowds at Ibrox as the stadium hosts events with over 10k people.

The controversial proposals also extended into indoor spaces and nightclubs and they present a moral and social dilemma for many people.

However, before any supporters think that the passports have been delayed in any way Rangers have clarified that Ibrox will be used for test events to study the protocol’s implementation.

This means that from Sunday’s clash with Hibs fans will be required to carry either physical or digital documentation that proves they’ve been vaccinated.

Rangers supporter update regarding vaccine passports:

AHEAD of Sunday’s Scottish Premiership match against Hibernian, we once again highlight the introduction of vaccine certificate checks across Scotland.

Sunday’s game is a “test event” and thus, we are required by law, to carry out the same procedures as when the “grace period” is over.

For the avoidance of doubt, 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.

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.

Meanwhile, a key Rangers player never travelled to play Sparta Prague this week as the Gers are dealt a massive Europa League blow.