The Health Protection (Coronavirus) (Requirements) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2022 and The Health Protection (Coronavirus) (Requirements) (Scotland) Amendment (No. 2) Regulations 2022: equality impact assessment

This equality impact assessment (EQIA) is to analyse the potential impacts for each protected characteristic under the Equality Act 2010 of amending the definition of fully vaccinated to include the requirement for a booster if a primary course of MHRA vaccine was over 120 days ago and amend the definition of late night venue.

Annex B

The following sources provide further information relevant to monitoring of the scheme.

Business Impacts and Conditions Survey (BICS) – Weighted Scotland Estimates

BICS is a voluntary fortnightly business survey which captures rapid data on businesses' responses on how their turnover, workforce, prices, trade and business resilience have been affected by current conditions, including the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and the end of the EU transition period. The estimates are for businesses with a presence in Scotland and that have 10 or more employees. Most recent data was published on 12 November, and focuses on businesses' responses from Wave 7 to Wave 42 of the survey.

Specific data that may be of interest to the Committee include:

  • tables on business trading, turnover performance, and turnover expectations, which are disaggregated to Food & Beverage Services to reflect conditions in the broader sector which includes segments of the night-time economy; and
  • data on Covid safety measures, including customer vaccination checks, which are available across economic sectors and disaggregated to Food & Beverage Services.

BICS weighted Scotland estimates: data to wave 42 - (

Public Attitudes to Coronavirus - Survey data tables

Latest data was published on 5th January 2022 and includes two waves of public attitudes polling that were conducted in November and December 2021. This survey data contains information about levels of public knowledge, use and support for the scheme.

Public attitudes to coronavirus: tracker - data tables - (

Covid Status App Downloads statistics

Since 3rd November, the Public Health Scotland COVID-19 Statistical Report has begun publishing weekly statistics on the number of times the Covid Status App has been downloaded, and the number of paper and PDF copies of COVID-19 status.

COVID-19 Statistical Report (



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