BORIS Johnson announced that party-goers will need to have a vaccine passport to enter nightclubs from the end of September.
But what is a vaccine passport and how do I get one? Below is everything you need to know…
What is a vaccine passport?
A vaccine passport would be an app or document proving the passenger has received a coronavirus vaccine.
They could also hold information regarding negative Covid tests or proof of antibodies.
This would allow travellers to access their testing or vaccine information with a smartphone which would then display a QR code which local authorities in your destination of choice would scan on your arrival.
How do I get a vaccine passport?
In June, the “NHS Covid Pass” was added to the NHS app allowing Brits to provide proof they’ve been fully vaccinated.
Those who have yet to receive the jab can also upload evidence of a recent negative test or antibodies from having the virus in the past six months.
It was first deployed as a pilot for events such as Wimbledon and Euro 2020 games.
The NHS app is free to download in England and Wales from the Apple Store if you have an iPhone and from Google Play if you have an android.
It is different to the NHS COVID 19 app which is used for contact tracing.
Search “NHS APP” and it should be the top result.
Once downloaded you must fill in your details such as your name, postcode and NHS number which will link back to your health record with your GP.
What do I need a vaccine passport for?
Vaccine passports will also be needed for international travel.
Make sure that the name on your passport matches the name on your NHS Covid Pass.
In the UK, vaccine passports will likely be needed in crowded indoor settings such as music events, large business events, festivals and sports events.
On July 19, the PM announced that vaccine passports will be required in order to enter nightclubs from the end of September.
Speaking at a Downing Street press conference, Mr Johnson said: “We’re concerned, as they are in other countries, by the continuing risk posed by nightclubs.
“I should serve notice now that by the end of September when all over 18s will have had their chance to be double jabbed, we’re planning to make full vaccination the condition of entry to nightclubs and other venues where large crowds gather.
“Proof of a negative test will no longer be enough.”
The PM expressed concern that more than a third of 18-30-year-olds – some three million people – still haven’t taken up the jab yet.