GETTING A DIGITAL NHS COVID PASS
You can get a digital NHS COVID Pass showing your coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination or test results.
You may be asked to show your NHS COVID Pass:
- to travel abroad
- at events or venues asking for proof of your COVID-19 status in England, Wales or the Isle of Man
Check the entry requirements of the country you're visiting before you travel.
Who can get a digital NHS COVID Pass
If you're aged 12 or over, you can get a digital NHS COVID Pass for travel.
If you're 18 or over, you can also use your digital NHS COVID Pass for domestic events and venues. People under 18 do not have to show proof of their COVID-19 status for domestic events or venues in England.
If you had your vaccination in the UK or the Isle of Man, it will automatically show on your NHS vaccination record within 5 days.
When you can get an NHS COVID Pass
When you can get an NHS COVID Pass depends if it's for travel, or for going to domestic events and venue
To get a digital NHS COVID Pass for travel you need one of the following:
To be fully vaccinated with a COVID-19 vaccine used in the UK
The NHS COVID Pass is usually available within 24 hours of having your vaccination, but it can take up to 5 days for your records to be updated.
A positive NHS PCR test within the past 6 months (not available in the Isle of Man)
The NHS COVID Pass is available after you've finished self-isolating and up to 180 days after taking the test. This applies to NHS tests sent by post, or done at walk-in sites, drive-through sites or hospitals.
It does not apply to tests done for scientific research or tests by private companies, for example for travel. You cannot get an NHS COVID Pass on the basis of an antibody test.
To get a digital NHS COVID Pass for domestic events and venues, you need one of the following:
To be fully vaccinated with a COVID-19 vaccine used in the UK
The NHS COVID Pass is usually available 2 weeks after you're fully vaccinated.
A negative NHS PCR test or negative lateral flow test within the past 48 hours (not available in the Isle of Man)
The NHS COVID Pass is available as soon as you get your result. If you did a rapid lateral flow test at home, you need to report the result first. Find out how to report a rapid lateral flow test result
To be part of an official COVID-19 vaccine trial in England or Wales
The NHS COVID Pass is now available to you. Contact your clinical trial site if you cannot get your domestic NHS COVID Pass.
A confirmed medical exemption from COVID-19 vaccination, or vaccination and testing
The NHS COVID Pass is available once a doctor, clinician or midwife has approved your exemption application. COVID-19 medical exemptions: proving you are unable to get vaccinated (GOV.UK).
How to get a digital NHS COVID Pass
There are 2 ways you can get a digital NHS COVID Pass. You can:
- download and use the NHS App to get your NHS COVID Pass if you're aged 13 or over (age restrictions apply for use of the App)
- use the online NHS COVID Pass service if you're aged 12 or over (as a PDF you can download or print)
Once you have your NHS COVID Pass you can download it as a PDF or it can be sent as a link in an email. You need to be registered with a GP surgery in England to use the NHS App. You'll be asked to create an NHS login if you do not have one already.
You cannot get an NHS COVID Pass through the NHS App if you live in Wales.
To get an NHS COVID Pass, your child will first need to register for an NHS login. Once they have logged into the NHS COVID Pass service and clicked on ‘Travel’, they will be asked to prove their identity. They can do this themselves (or a parent or guardian can help them).
Your child will need to:
· register for an NHS login using their own email address and enter their details as recorded at the GP
· take a photo of their photo ID (such as their passport)
· record a short video of their face saying the 4 digits as shown on screen (this is to provide a physical match to their photo ID)
Once your child has submitted this information to prove their identity (or you’ve helped them to do it), it will then be checked to ensure a correct match to your child’s NHS record.
How long a digital NHS COVID Pass is valid for
A digital NHS COVID Pass is valid for 30 days. The 30-day period refreshes and starts again each time you log in.
If you have an NHS COVID Pass for travel based on a positive PCR test, the 30-day period will refresh for up to 180 days after you took the test.
If you use the NHS App for your NHS COVID Pass, it may ask you to confirm your phone number when you log in. If you do not confirm it, your NHS COVID Pass will be valid for only 72 hours.
If you download your digital NHS COVID Pass as a PDF it will be valid for 30 days. Always check the expiry date before using it.
For more information: Getting a digital NHS COVID Pass - NHS (www.nhs.uk)
PROXY ACCOUNT INFO:
A proxy account will be revoked when the patient they care for reaches the age of 16. The proxy user will still be on the system, but no longer linked to the patient. Patients over 16 are deemed competent to manage their own account. The proxy user will be notified of this by email 3 months prior to the patient’s birthday.
Age maturity is part of the proxy functionality, meaning a proxy account will be restricted (access to book one appointment only and request medication) when the patient they care for reaches the age of 11.
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