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Coronavirus (COVID-19) domestic vaccine certification: equality impact assessment

The aim of this EQIA is to analyse the potential impacts for each protected characteristic under the Equality Act 2010, both positive and negative, of using Covid Vaccine Certification domestically. Where there are potential negative impacts, mitigating actions have been identified.

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Annex C

Information To Support Monitoring

Impact on transmission and vaccination
Evidence of impact of scheme on rates of transmission of the virus Information about positive case rates are published. COVID-19 Daily Dashboard | Tableau Public. As is commonly the position with restrictions, it is not possible to establish the exact individual impact of this scheme on wider changes in transmission of the virus.
Rates of vaccination by age, sex, disability, race and SIMD area. Vaccination data is published by PHS and broken down by age/sex/ethnicity/SIMD. This is not available by disability. COVID-19 Daily Dashboard | Tableau Public COVID-19 vaccinations - COVID-19 - Our areas of work - Public Health Scotland
Economic and business impacts
Turnover in the night-time economy, including any evidence of displacement in the activities directly affected by the scheme. Quantified turnover data for Scottish businesses are reported through the Scottish Annual Business Survey (SABS), the most recent data for which covers 2018. 2019 data will be published on 30/11/21. Accurate and timely turnover data is therefore not available. The Scottish Government publishes rapid indicators of business performance at sectoral level through its analysis of ONS's Business Insights and Conditions Survey. Data on estimated shares of firms experiencing changes in turnover at Scotland level are now being published for SIC code 56 (Food & Beverage Services), which covers a number of the categories of activities covered within the 'night-time economy' (including restaurants, pubs and bars), and this will be reported where sample sizes allow.
Attendance levels at the following events, including comparative figures for pre-pandemic levels:
  • late night venues with music, alcohol and dancing
  • live events: indoors unseated 500+ in the audience
  • live events: outdoors unseated 4,000+ in the audience
  • all live events: 10,000+ in the audience
Data on attendance is not available on a comparable basis across the different types of event. However, information and intelligence provided by business organisations will be used to build a picture of how attendance has been affected. This will be complemented by public attitudes data where possible.
Breakdown of attendance levels by people in the lower vaccinated groups (e.g. breakdown by age, gender, ethnicity, and geographic area of residence) As above.
Equality and Human rights impacts
Number of people who have downloaded the COVID status app and accessed their QR code; and number of people who have requested a paper copy. Data on the number of app downloads, paper copies requested, and PDF versions of COVID-19 status downloaded are published weekly by PHS in their COVID-19 Statistical Report. In line with the Data Protection Impact Assessment, the processing of personal data is used solely to link to vaccination history to provide COVID status, so no further breakdowns of the data are planned for publication.
Number of people who have reported difficulties in accessing the COVID status app; their QR code; or paper copies. Data is not available on the numbers of people. Users are able to report any difficulties by phoning the COVID Status Helpline. The data released by NHS National Services Scotland under FOI on 1 November stated that since the NSS National Contact Centre (NCC) started assisting with vaccination issues on approximately the 15th July 2021, the NCC have received approximately 42,000 cases with an issue where a case was raised to investigate. Most of the issues relate to vaccination records. A case relates to the issue raised so a person can raise more than one issue and hence have more than one live case created.
Number of people who have reported inaccuracies with the information contained in their vaccination record. Data is not currently available. Users are able to report any issues by phoning the COVID Status Helpline. The data released by NHS National Services Scotland under FOI on 1 November, stated that since the NSS National Contact Centre (NCC) started assisting with vaccination issues on approximately the 15th July 2021, the NCC has received approximately 42,000 cases with issue where a case was raised to investigate. Most of the issues relate to vaccination records. A case relates to the issue raised so a person can raise more than one issue and hence have more than one live case created.
Public attitudes and behaviours
Attitudes, knowledge and behaviours The Scottish Government regularly publishes data from surveys on attitudes, knowledge and behaviours in relation to the pandemic. Recent survey waves have included a range of questions about public knowledge and support, for the certification scheme, and information about its impact. The most recent information, from surveys carried out since the announcement of the scheme, up to 19-20 October 2021, is published at: Public attitudes to coronavirus: tracker - data tables - gov.scot (www.gov.scot). The results of further survey waves will be published at the same link, in due course.

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Email: covid19-certificationhub@gov.scot

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