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COVID-19: Scotland’s Euro 2020 COVID security regime criticized as “the most lenient in Europe” | UK News

Scotland’s decision not to require fans to present vaccine passports or test results when entering Euro 2020 matches has drawn criticism that it is lagging behind England on COVID security measures.

Fans attending games at Hampden Park won’t need proof of a negative COVID test to enter, unlike Wembley where supporters now have to prove that they have been fully vaccinated or have had a negative test result.

Likewise, there is no mandatory testing requirement for crowds to attend a Euro 2020 fanzone in the center of Glasgow.

This has led to an increase in Scottish government criticism of coronavirus precautions around the tournament.

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Hampden Park will host four matches during Euro 2020, including Scotland’s first game against the Czech Republic Monday.

A crowd of 12,000 people will be allowed inside the 52,000-seat hall.

They will be socially distanced and asked to wear a face mask, but entry requirements do not include COVID-19[female[feminine test.

Across town in Glasgow Green, up to 3,000 fans at a time will gather in an outdoor Euro 2020 fanzone to watch matches on big screen televisions.

The Scottish Government has encouraged participants to take free lateral flow tests twice a week, but proof of a negative test result is not a requirement for entry.

Scottish Liberal Democrats health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton told Sky News: “This is the first time in decades that the Scottish men’s team have qualified for a major international competition, so I want the fanzone moves forward if it can be conducted safely.

“This means checking the COVID status of each participant before admission, as they have done at many other mass events in other parts of the UK, including the FA Cup final.

“During the week that parents learned that they could not attend outdoor nursery graduation ceremonies, and when adult respite services and soft play centers remain closed, the .. .

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This notice was published: 2021-06-09 10:00:00

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