Concerns have been raised about the introduction of covid vaccine passports in Scotland after England ditched plans for them.

From October 1, Scots will have to show proof of double vaccination to enter a number of events such as a nightclub and a football match over 10,000 spectators.

The SPFL's chief executive Neil Doncaster said spot-checking fans when entering stadiums is a better approach rather than every supporter being checked.

He added: "I think it can work, but I think spot-checking is frankly the only practical reality because if you are expecting football clubs to vaccine-passport-check 30,000 or 40,000 people in the minutes before kick-off, that's simply not going to happen.

"I don't think it's achievable, realistically."

Over the last 24-hour period no new deaths from the virus were recorded in Scotland, while 5,912 cases were identified in the same time period.

It comes as more than 1000 Scots are currently in hospital as the virus continues to surge across the country.

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No new deaths in last 24 hours

The latest Scottish Government revealed that 4,241 people tested positive for the virus over the last 24 hours.

In the same time period no new deaths were recorded however there are now 1,048 people in hospitals across the country with the virus, while 90 Scots are in intensive care units.

4,142,783 people have received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccination and 3,785,214 have received their second dose.

Kids approved covid jab in UK

More than three million children aged 12 to 15 will be eligible for covid jab, medical experts have decided.

The UK’s four chief medical officers gave the green light to vaccinating younger teenagers on Monday in an attempt to prevent more disruption to education.

Teenagers across the UK will be offered a single dose of the vaccine but it will not be compulsory for schoolchildren to take the jab.

READ MORE: Children aged 12-15 approved covid vaccine to avoid schools closures this winter

Over 300,000 break quarantine rules

Almost one in three people arriving in England and Northern Ireland this spring may have broken quarantine rules, according to figures seen by the BBC.

The corporation said data obtained under Freedom of Information laws show 301,000 cases were passed to investigators to check people were self-isolating between March 17 and May 31.

During this period, arrivals from amber list locations were required to quarantine at home for 10 days and provide evidence of negative coronavirus tests.

A Government spokeswoman said: "The Home Office looks to visit all individuals referred to us by NHS Test and Trace who are required to isolate at home following international travel.

"We visit over 99% of the cases referred to this service by NHS Test and Trace."

UK Government scraps vaccines contract

More information is being sought from the UK Government after a drugs firm said its contract to supply coronavirus vaccines had been terminated.

The French pharmaceutical company Valneva said the Government had alleged it was "in breach of its obligations" under the deal to supply the vaccine, which it is currently developing at its facility in Livingston.

Scottish Health Secretary Humza Yousaf said the move would be a "blow" for the site - visited by Prime Minister Boris Johnson back in February.

READ MORE: UK Government scraps contract for vaccines being developed at Livingston lab

Covid vaccine passport spot checks considered

Humza Yousaf has announced the Scottish Government is willing to introduce covid vaccine passport spot checks for those attending large scale events rather than everyone having to show their certification.

The Health Secretary said the government will engage with event organisers ahead of jab passports being introduced in Scotland next month on October 1.

It comes after concerns were raised about every person over 18 being checked at large scale events across the country which could lead to delays to matches or concerts.

READ MORE: Scottish Government could introduce vaccine passport spot checks rather than checking entire crowds

Boris Johnson 'dead set' against further lockdown

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Boris Johnson is "dead set" on avoiding further lockdown, reports have suggested, as the Prime Minister prepares to set out his plan to get the country through coronavirus over the autumn and winter.

Johnson is expected to address the country via a press conference on Tuesday to underline how vaccinations will be a central part of the response to coronavirus in the coming months.

Although a number of measures to control Covid are set to be loosened, The Daily Telegraph reported that the PM would tell MPs and the country that "we need to learn to live with Covid" and that vaccines would provide the main defence.

Government data up to September 11 shows that of the 92,414,463 Covid jabs given in the UK, 48,422,588 were first doses, a rise of 27,229 on the previous day.

Some 43,991,875 were second doses, an increase of 96,435.

The UK's chief medical officers are also drawing up advice to Government on whether children aged 12 to 15 should be vaccinated after the JCVI said the margin of benefit from vaccinating healthy children was too small to say they should receive a jab.

A senior Government source told the newspaper: "The autumn and winter do offer some uncertainty but the Prime Minister is dead set against another lockdown."

Action against government over quarantine hotels

A law firm representing travellers affected by the UK's quarantine hotel policy said it has issued court proceedings against the Government.

London-based PGMBM has previously sought a judicial review of the regulations which require travellers coming from a red list country to spend 11 nights in a quarantine hotel at a cost of £2,285.

This rule is applicable for everyone, even if they are fully vaccinated and test negative for Covid.

PGMBM said a blanket approach was an "unlawful deprivation of liberty" for those who were inoculated against Covid-19 and a violation of their human rights.

There are currently 62 locations on the red list, including Mexico, Tunisia, Turkey, and much of South America and Africa.

Tom Goodhead, managing partner at PGMBM, said: "It's disappointing that the government hasn't yet realised that this policy is a fundamental breach of people's human rights. Law abiding citizens who have been double vaccinated should be free from quarantine.

"The idea that they need to pay for the privilege of their own imprisonment is outrageous."

Good morning

Hello and welcome to the Daily Record's live blog on Monday, September 13.

Throughout today we will bring you all the latest on the covid pandemic from Scotland and across the United Kingdom.

The UK Government has pulled out of an agreement with a French pharmaceutical company Valneva for its Covid-19 vaccination, the company said.

Around 100 million doses of the vaccine were put on order after the UK increased its request by 40 million in February.

Stay with us as we bring you the latest on the pandemic.