Comment on the Scottish Government announcement on the classification of nightclubs and the Covid certificate process.

Daniel Johnson MSP, Scottish Labour Finance & Economy Spokesperson, said:

“Foisting these changes on hospitality at such a delicate time when the sector is teetering due to labour and delivery shortages is dangerous.

“There has been no proper consultation with businesses that are now expected to administer and enforce this new certification process and no real evidence presented to Parliament on the effectiveness of this proposal.

“These measures come with vague definitions and no impact assessment to determine whether the sector can even cope with this move by the Scottish Government.

“Venues up and down the country are going to the wall after a year of closure and uncertainty. It’s about time hospitality and the wider sector were properly supported.”

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