Vaccine certificates could be required by the end of the month to enter nightclubs and large live events.

Nicola Sturgeon said it could, in some settings, help public health and boost vaccine take up.

She said: "We do consider a limited use could help control the spread.

"It would have to be implemented quickly."

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Sturgeon said the certificates would apply to nightclubs and unseated live indoor events.

Certificates to prove vaccination would be needed for unseated live events with more than 4000 and any event with more than 10,000.

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She said it would not apply for hospitality as a whole, but that would be kept under review.

She said she was proposing a debate and vote in parliament before it would be introduced later this month.

Sturgeon also said she cannot rule out re-imposing restrictions if covid cases continue to rise.

She said it was a matter of "simple arithmetic" that if cases continue to rise significantly more people would get seriously ill and more people would die.

The First Minister said the surge in cases over recent weeks, five times higher than four weeks ago, was concerning.

Sturgeon said: "The scale of the increase has been extremely concerning. The delta variant is significantly more transmissable.

"We have been reminding the public if we are to avoid re-introduction of restrictions we need to play our part and follow public health advice.

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"I'm hopeful we can turn the corner without having to reimpose restrictions.

"If the recent surge is to continue to say 10,000, or more, a day that will have serious consequences, people would fall seriously ill and people would die."

She added: "We must stem the rise in cases. It would not be responsible for any government to rule out reintroducing restrictions, however we do not want to, even in a limited way.

"If that is to be avoided it will take all of us making a conscious effort to slow down transmission."

There were 6170 new cases across Scotland reported yesterday.