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.


1 Coronavirus (COVID-19): framework for decision making - assessing the four harms - (

2 The Caldicott Principles - GOV.UK (

3 For this protected characteristic, only the first limb of the Public Sector Equality Duty applies (the need to eliminate discrimination), and only to policies/practices that relate to work/employment. However, an assessment has been made for completeness.

4 "The PSED only applies, under section 149(a) of the Equality Act 2010, to the protected characteristic of marriage and civil partnership in relation to eliminating discrimination etc. relating to work under Part 5 of that Act."



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