This submission is made by PUBLIC Group International, a technology and venture firm specialising in the use of technology in the delivery of public services. 

This note is to share some technical perspectives on the standing up of a certificate/passport solution, drawing from lessons learned over the last year including from: our portfolio of seven healthtech startups; the experiences of our subsidiary Eva Health Technologies, which provides vaccination administration software in the UK; Cyber security provider EYN; and Netcompany, who are working on the Test & Trace app with NHSx/NHS Test & Trace and delivered Denmark and Norway’s Test & Trace app and will deliver Denmark’s certificate app. 

PUBLIC believes that a well-designed COVID-Status certification solution – with effective governance and processes in place to mitigate against legal, ethnical and privacy concerns – could be an effective tool for use in limiting further spread of COVID-19.

Read PUBLIC’s response to the Call for Evidence.