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Chamber and committees

Question ref. S6W-03295
Asked by: Jackson Carlaw, Eastwood, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
Date lodged: 23 September 2021


To ask the Scottish Government what consideration it has given to providing a time-limited exemption from the COVID-19 vaccine certification scheme for people who have been unable to attend a scheduled appointment to receive their second vaccination because they tested positive for COVID-19, but, by the time the certification scheme is in force, they have competed a 10-day period of self-isolation and are not due to receive their second dose before 1 October 2021 on the basis that a four-week period has not elapsed since they received their positive test result.

Current status: Answered by Humza Yousaf on 18 October 2021


We introduced the scheme on 1 October 2021, at which point all people aged 18 or over had had the opportunity to be fully vaccinated. In addition we gave a month’s notice of the intention to bring the scheme into place. We recognise there may be a small number of people who caught Covid during this period and whose second vaccination has therefore had to be delayed. Those people will be able to obtain a vaccine certificate once they have been fully vaccinated.