An NHS COVID Pass shows your coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination details or test results. This is your COVID-19 status. You may be asked to show your pass to get into some events, where the COVID Pass is being trialled, or to travel abroad. Always check the entry requirements for the venue or the country you're visiting. If you're planning to travel abroad or want to know more about your COVID-19 status please visit: https://www.gov.uk/travel-abroad please also see https://www.gov.uk/guidance/demonstrating-your-covid-19-status
Who can get an NHS COVID Pass?
If you're aged 16 or over, you can get an NHS COVID Pass depending on your vaccination status or COVID-19 test results. Please note if you were vaccinated as part of a trial, you’ll receive a letter confirming your status as “fully vaccinated”.
PLEASE NOTE: The NHS COVID Pass is not available for children aged 15 or younger. If you're travelling abroad, your child may still need to show a negative test result. Check the entry requirements for the country you’re visiting. Children do not need to show a COVID Pass to get into UK venues.
What do I need to get a Covid-19 pass?
You will need to have any one of the following to be able to obtain a Covid-19 pass:
- 2 does of a Covid-19 Vaccine in England
- Negative PCR test or rapid flow test within the past 48 hours
- Positive PCR test within the past 6 months
When can I get a Covid-19 pass?
You can get a covid-19 pass after one of the following:
- 2 weeks after your 2nd dose of a vaccination
- As soon as you get a result for a lateral flow test that you have done at home (results need to be reported via the Gov.uk website https://www.gov.uk/report-covid19-result)
- After you have finished self-isolating and up to 180 days after taking the test.
How can I get a Covid-19 Pass?
There are 2 ways that you can view and get a Covid-19 Pass. The first is by downloading the NHS App on your smartphone this is available in all major app stores. Please note the NHS Covid-19 app is different to the NHS App. You need to ensure you are downloading the NHS App. After setting up an account and passing verification you will be able to view your vaccination record and also your medical record if you have access through your Surgery.
Please note if using the app there will be a verification process that you need to go through. This includes uploading photo identification and then using their scanning tool to verify yourself against your ID. The Verification process can take anywhere between 12-48 hours to be processed depending on the number of users of the app needing verification at that time.
The alternative way if you cannot or do not want to download the app is to visit the NHS website https://covid-status.service.nhsx.nhs.uk/. After setting up an account this will provide a Covid-19 pass as long at you have had your vaccinations or negative tests.
(All information is correct as of June 2021)
For more information regarding the Covid-19 pass and how to use your pass please visit: