A DOMESTIC Covid jab passport has been introduced to the NHS app.
The move comes as some firms, including Netflix and Google, intend asking for proof of vaccination for staff returning to offices.
How to find your Covid vaccine passport on the NHS app
Covid vaccine passports were ‘quietly’ launched on July 29 2021 in England after the NHS app was upgraded.
It now includes a “domestic” section in the Covid passport.
Brits have been told they might need to show this domestic pass “at places that have chosen to use the service”.
The aim is to encourage more people to get double-jabbed, to help ensure “workplaces are Covid secure, and a confident environment for people to return to”, said the Foreign Secretary, Dominic Raab.
Ministers have ruled out using vaccine passports for universities, but are mulling them for football stadiums.
- Don’t phone your GP Practice to ask about the vaccine passport as they are unable to provide them.
1. Get the NHS app
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 mobile.
It can also be downloaded to your tablet.
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.
2. Personal details
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.
3. Get your Covid pass
You’ll need to click on ‘Get your NHS Covid pass… Domestic’.
This brings up a QR code, which states how long the pass is valid for in England.
You can also easily email yourself or download a PDF copy of this via the app, by clicking underneath the QR code.
You can use this same app to get a NHS Covid pass when travelling abroad.
Simply click on the line that says ‘travel’ below the domestic section.
The vaccine function on the app will allow you to show officials both abroad and at home that you have been vaccinated or had a coronavirus test.
Your Covid pass displays only the details needed to create your Covid-19 status and no other personal health records.