COVID-19 contract value for coronavirus passport app: FOI release

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

Information requested

1. How much taxpayers funds the Scottish government have wasted on this app that is simply not fit for purpose?


As at 15 October 2021:

1. I can confirm that the value of the contract to develop vaccine certification is £600,000. I would like to apologise that your experience has not been at the level you expected or what the Scottish Government aim to provide, we have acknowledged the difficulty that some people have experienced and are fully aware of the inconvenience this has caused. If you are still unable to access your vaccine certificate, you can still download a PDF version on or via the Covid Status Helpline on 0808 196 8565

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Central Enquiry Unit
Phone: 0300 244 4000

The Scottish Government
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