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Vaccine passport scheme: FOI release

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


Information requested

1. How many businesses asked customers for a vaccine passport between 1 October 2021 and 27 February 2022?

2. How many businesses have asked customer’s for a vaccine passport between 28 February 2022 and the present?

3. What has the cost been of operating the vaccine passport scheme between 28 February 2022 and the present?

Response

Questions 1 And 2
This is a formal notice under section 17(1) of FOISA that the Scottish Government does not have the information you have requested.

Question 3
The total cost of the COVID Certification scheme is not held by the Scottish Government as delivery –and therefore costs – is split across a number of different organisations. However, I can confirm that where it is possible to separate costs out the Scottish Government has allocated £7,036,854.31 since the start of the Covid Certification scheme which I have broken down below.
 

Description

Cost

Allocation to NHS National Services Scotland for Identify Verification Service for NHS Scotland COVID Status App (Developed by Jumio)

£4,373,360

Allocation to NHS National Services Scotland for the NHS Scotland COVID Status App (Developed by Netcompany)

£2,400,000

Marketing Costs for COVID Certification Scheme

£199,071.66

COVID Certification – Medical Exemption Scheme

£60,895

Publication Costs for COVID Certification Impact Assessments

£3,527.65

 

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Contact

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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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