Confusion reigns supreme as Rangers statement contradicted by major authority U-Turn
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Rangers impacted as Scot Gov announce vaccine passports enforcement delay

Rangers are directly impacted by a late change by the Scottish Government to rules regarding vaccine passports as an 18-day grace period is introduced to those affected.

The Scottish government vaccine passport means that anyone attending outdoor events with over 4000 people will need to provide proof of Covid-19 vaccination.

Rangers fans will need vaccine passports to get into Ibrox from October 1st. (Photo by Willie Vass/Pool via Getty Images)

Attendees at any event with over 10k people will also need to provide vaccination evidence in a move which has polarised people in Scotland in government.

Ibrox is directly affected by virtue of having 50k season ticket holders and there will be those within that number who have not been vaccinated for whatever reason.

Set to launch at 5am on Friday morning (01/10/21), the latest move by the Scottish Government has plenty asking whether or not the policy will eventually be scrapped as it has been elsewhere.

As the BBC explain, the new changes mean that rules regarding the vaccine passports won’t be enforced until over two weeks after they’re introduced.

First minister Nicola Sturgeon claims this is to “test, adapt and build confidence in the practical arrangements they will need to put in place to be compliant with the scheme”.

The Ibrox club have already communicated their plans for the upcoming match against Hibs which is set to be the first game at Ibrox after the launch of the scheme.

(Photo by Willie Vass/Pool via Getty Images)

As far as we can tell, Rangers will still be expected to implement the scheme as if it was being monitored by the government in an attempt to better understand how it is going to work.

But at the same time the Scottish Government appear to be ignoring the fact that this sends out the message that they either don’t have confidence in it or fully understand its application.

Read more about Rangers’ plans to implement the vaccine passport here as the Ibrox club prepare for a top of the table clash with Hibs this weekend.

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