Responding to confirmation from Sajid Javid that vaccine passports for entering events and venues will not now be introduced in England, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP said:
"This is a triumph for privacy campaigners and my Liberal Democrat colleagues in Westminster.
“It’s sad to see that the Conservative government in Westminster has more concern for medical privacy than the SNP-Green coalition in Scotland does.
“The solution to the current crisis is vaccinations and a functioning contact tracing system, not Covid ID cards. You shouldn’t have to share your private medical information with someone who is not your clinician.
“Scottish Liberal Democrats will campaign for these illiberal and intrusive ID cards to be abolished here in Scotland.”