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?


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.



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


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


Marketing Costs for COVID Certification Scheme


COVID Certification – Medical Exemption Scheme


Publication Costs for COVID Certification Impact Assessments



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