Aggregated data is high-level data that is acquired by combining individual-level data, for example grouping all people in a particular age band 16-45 years together or grouping all males together.
Anonymised data is personal data that has been de-identified to make it impossible for individuals to be re-identified.
A processing operation that is performed without any human intervention.
AWS (Amazon Web Services)
A cloud computing platform provided by Amazon.
A Caldicott Guardian is a senior person within a health or social care organisation who makes sure that the personal information about those who use its services is used legally, ethically and appropriately, and that confidentiality is maintained.
The CHI number is a unique numeric identifier, allocated to each patient on first registration with the Service The CHI number is a 10-character code consisting of the 6-digit patient date of birth (format: DDMMYY), two digits, a 9th digit which is always even for females and odd for males and an arithmetical check digit.
Refers to the NHS Scotland National Contact Centre Case Management System.
A group of people with a shared characteristic.
Any organisation which, alone or jointly with others, determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal information. Scottish Government, Public Health Scotland and NHS National Services Scotland are controllers in respect of personal information in connection with the app.
COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate or COVID-19 Status Certificate
At the moment the COVID-19 Status Certificate only include vaccination details, therefore COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate and COVID-19 Status Certificate are terms used interchangeably.
Is a certificate showing that you have received a vaccine to reduce the spread of COVID-19. This certificate replaces the interim solution previously known as the Covid-19 Vaccination Record that follows European Union (EU) standards for certification.
You can use this as evidence of your COVID-19 vaccination status. You can either download a PDF version of this certificate yourself or request a paper copy from the NVSS Portal (you will need to log into your account to do so) or request that a paper copy is posted to you by phoning the dedicated free helpline on 0808 196 8565.
Information contained in this certificate includes Forename, Surname, Address (as registered with your GP), Full Postcode, Date of Birth, disease targeted, Date of Vaccination dose(s), Number of vaccination doses received, Administering centre (the venue where the vaccine was received), Vaccine used, Vaccine Medicinal Product used, Vaccine marketing authorisation holder or manufacturer, Batch number of the vaccine used, Date of issue of the record, Country of Vaccination and a unique 2D QR code (individuals who participated in a recognised clinical trial will receive a unique 1D reference bar code.)
The COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate is to allow you (or authorised person acting on your behalf) access to your vaccination status as part of your health vaccination record. This certificate is specifically to provide citizens with the ability to have their vaccination status for the purposes of immediate international travel where the visiting country has requested it.
If you decide to use this certificate for travel purposes, it is your responsibility to check the requirements of the country you are travelling to and to determine if this vaccination certificate is sufficient for access into that country.
This vaccination certificate is not proof of ID.
Your e-mail address is the electronic address used to deliver important information to you about the Vaccination Programme and may be used to contact you.
An identity document (also called a piece of identification or ID) is any document that may be used to prove a person's identity.
ID document verification and Identity Verification (ID&V)
The process of verifying both the ID documentation used to prove identity, such as a Passport, and verifying the photos and selfie used to prove identity.
A numerical label assigned to a mobile device by the mobile phone or Wi-Fi service provider. It is typically made up of 4 sets of numbers (e.g. 192.168.0.50). As a consequence of how data traffic passes across the internet, the IP address is inevitably transferred to the app server.
National Contact Centre (NCC)
A service hosted within NHS NSS that supports the vaccination programme.
NHS Scotland currently employs approximately 140,000 staff who work across 14 territorial NHS Boards, seven special NHS Boards, one public health body and includes the Common Services Agency for the Scottish Health Service.
Each NHS Board is accountable to Scottish Ministers, supported by the Scottish Government Health and Social Care Directorates.
Territorial NHS Boards are responsible for the protection and the improvement of their population’s health and for the delivery of frontline healthcare services. Special NHS Boards support the regional NHS Boards by providing a range of important specialist and national services.
National Vaccination Scheduling System (NVSS Portal) also known as Covid Vaccination and Scheduling System Portal
This is the portal that allows citizens (or authorised persons acting on their behalf) to digitally re-schedule COVID-19 vaccination appointments or to request a COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate.
Any information relating to an identified or identifiable individual who can be identified, directly or indirectly from that information.
Any body which processes personal information on behalf of the controller.
Any action or operation which is performed on personal information (whether or not by automated means) such as collection, recording, storage, use, disclosure and destruction of personal information.
Pseudonymisation means the processing of personal data in such a manner that the personal data can no longer be attributed to a specific data subject without the use of additional information, provided that such additional information is kept separately and is subject to technical and organisational measures to ensure that the personal data are not attributed to an identified or identifiable natural person.
A machine-readable image that will be included within your COVID certificate containing encrypted personal information relating to your vaccination status.
Royal Mail is responsible for delivering the vaccination appointment letters and paper copies of the COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate.
Occurs when the citizen declares they are part of a particular group (Cohort) as defined by the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation.
Occurs when a ‘new’ previously unvaccinated person registers themselves on NVSS or contacts the helpline to register.
SMS (Short messaging system)
A text messaging service used by most mobile devices. It uses standardised communication protocols to enable mobile devices, apps and other information systems to exchange short text messages.