Correspondence with the developer of Covid certification: FOI Release

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

Information requested

All correspondence between the Scottish Government and the developer of the Covid certification, (i.e vaccine passports) app, since September 1st 2021.

This should include, but not be exclusive to, any discussions around launch dates, testing of the app, how ready it was for launch, and the likelihood of any technical glitches.


Attached is a copy of the information up to 1st October 2021. 

The Scottish Government does not hold the contractual relationship with the developers of the Covid certification app, rather that sits with NHS National Services Scotland (NSS). That means there has been limited direct correspondence between the Scottish Government and the developer and attached is a copy of that correspondence.

While our aim is to provide information whenever possible, in this instance we are unable to provide some of the information you have requested because an exemption under section 38(1)(b) (personal information) of FOISA applies to that information. This exemption is not subject to the 'public interest test', so we are not required to consider if the public interest in disclosing the information outweighs the public interest in applying the exemption.

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Central Enquiry Unit
Phone: 0300 244 4000

The Scottish Government
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