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Information relating to the Check In Scotland app: FOI release

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002


Information requested

1. The number of registered venues by venue health board/venue local authority.

2. The number of registered venues as a %of total possible venues by venue health board/venue local authority.

3. The number of venues by venue health board/venue local authority.

4. The number of visitor check-ins by venue health board/venue local authority/day of the week and hour.

5. The number of visitor check-outs by venue health board/venue local authority/day of the week and hour.

6. The percentage of open ended venue visitor check-ins by venue health board/venue local authority.

7. The number of open ended venue visitor check-ins by venue health board/venue local authority.

8. Number of contact tracing notifications made to venues by venue health board/venue local authority.

9. Number of venues which can be linked to at least one case of Covid-19 by venue health board/venue local authority, and if possible the total number of cases linked to each venue.

Response

By way of background, the Check in Scotland service is a voluntary digital service designed to support businesses and settings identified in the multisector guidance in April 2021 to securely collect and manage customer and visitor contact details supporting effective contact tracing in Scotland.

The service enables visitors to participating venues to quickly and securely provide their contact details by scanning the official Test & Protect Check in Scotland QR code poster via their smartphone camera function or by downloading the Check in Scotland app.

Please note the Service was designed, built and implemented by NHS National Services Scotland (NSS), Public Health Scotland (PHS) and Scottish Government’s digital directorate.

We have considered your data requests and where possible we have provided relevant information for questions 1-7 in the enclosed spreadsheet. Due to the voluntary nature of Check in Scotland, possible number of venues are modelled using our business sector data.

While our aim is to provide information whenever possible, in this instance the Scottish Government does not hold or have access to some of the information you have requested, these specifically relate to questions 8 & 9.

However, you may wish to contact Public Health Scotland at phs.covid-19contacttracingprogramme@phs.scot who may be able to help you.

About FOI
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Contact

Please quote the FOI reference
Central Enquiry Unit
Email: ceu@gov.scot
Phone: 0300 244 4000

The Scottish Government
St Andrews House
Regent Road
Edinburgh
EH1 3DG

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