The Euro 2021 Fan Zone at Glasgow Green has been approved but it could be stopped at any point if there are any serious concerns about safety, the Health Minister has said.

Humza Yousaf said that the operation of the fan zone would be monitored and if any additional measures needed to be put in place they would.

The fan zone, which will see 6000 people a day in Glasgow Green, over two sessions on match days, will have large screens showing the Euro matches, bars and games areas.

It has caused controversy with pub owners angry they have been under severe restrictions that have seen many closed for months, yet thousands of people will be able to be served alcohol for the four weeks the zone is in operation.

They, and others have expressed concern that the safety and hygiene standards will be difficult to achieve with so many people allowed entry.

Yousaf was asked in the Scottish Parliament by LibDem MSP Alex Cole Hamilton about the latest situation with the fan zone.

Yousaf said: “We are working closely with the Scottish Football Association, Glasgow City Council, Police Scotland and other partners on preparations for Euro 2020, including the four matches at Hampden park and the Glasgow Green fan zone.

“The situation with the virus will be continually reviewed in the run-up to and during the tournament, with account being taken of the latest scientific and clinical advice and the local information that we get on the ground.”

He added: “I make clear that the situation with the virus, the application of necessary mitigations and the experience of the event will be monitored on an on-going basis and that any change that is considered necessary will be made, up to and including withdrawing permission should significant concerns arise.”

The Scottish Government confirmed the approval but with “application of necessary mitigations”.