The Ferencvaros game on Tuesday afternoon was the first time the new vaccine passport checks were put in place outside the stadium.
Our editor was at the game and tweeted out about the procedure and how quickly things went
At Celtic Park. I just got vaccine spot check at the front of the Celtic way. Took all of 3 seconds.— Craig (@CraigCelt) October 19, 2021
Heading into the ground. COYBIG pic.twitter.com/04NaNxs0gQ
What we do understand from Tuesday is there was just visual spot checks being done. Fans had to show their app to get access to the stadium.
We’re told down the line there could be capability of scanning the barcode to verify your status.
Speaking about the Celtic Park setup the Health Secretary Humza Yousaf said the scheme went off without a hitch:
“I have had feedback from the Celtic game and it’s been very positive.” Humza Yousaf Told RecordSport
“There were no issues at all with the checks and no issues in terms of the crowd who were very compliant when asked to show their status records.
“So far, so good.
“Another challenge will be the weekend up ahead.”
It’s mandatory to get into events at Celtic Park now for the foreseeable future. Not everyone will be asked to show proof of vaccine and it will continue to be spot checks.
Celtic take on St Johnstone on Saturday and we’ll see how things evolve.
The club have no say in the matter and this is strict government policy. If Celtic were not to comply it would risk the stadium being shut down.
Let’s hope any future checks are as smooth as Tuesday.