Rangers have released a new statement on the Covid guidelines and confirmed a complete 180 about-turn in changing the policy for the weekend.
Previously, fans were to be subjected to random spot checks over a Covid passport, and while the checks wouldn’t cover every fan, all fans had to have their passports in case of random checks, otherwise being barred.
A fresh statement released this weekend has confirmed after further consultation with the government, the spot checks will now be voluntary, and no one will be required mandatorily to have a passport for entry.
It remains in a pilot position, and will be nothing more than a trial to see how the system works, but for the time being, Rangers fans can rest easy that these checks will not be standard and will only be tested out for the visit of Hibs to see their efficiency and effectiveness.
We got a pretty mixed response to a straw poll of the original policy, which was of course compulsory passports for entry, but this will at least lift the pressure for now.
Doesn’t mean the policy won’t be introduced in the future, of course…