MORE than half of late-night premises in Argyll and Bute have taken action to avoid the need for Covid-19 vaccine passports, a report has revealed.

The document states that 190 venues in the area have been identified as late-night premises, although none are described as a nightclub.

So far, 102 of those premises have taken action to avoid the need for vaccine passports to be required.

These actions include closing at midnight, removing live or amplified music, removing dancing areas, or a combination of the three.

Fifteen premises have submitted compliance plans to enable them to remain open after midnight within the latest Covid guidelines, while the remaining 73 are being pursued for clarity by officers.

The report was submitted to the area’s licensing board on Tuesday.

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