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How to get a Covid vaccine passport using the NHS app

Telegraph 10 Sep 2021 06:09

The Government is planning to press ahead with mandatory coronavirus vaccine passports for clubs and crowded indoor venues in the UK, meaning using the NHS Covid pass will soon become part of daily life.

Despite protests and opposition from MPs amid concerns of creating a two-tier system, the Prime Minister's spokesperson has said that details making Covid passes, which check if you have had a vaccine or a negative test, compulsory are just around the corner.

Covid passes are part of the NHS App. If you have been double vaccinated, or have uploaded a test result, they can enable access to overseas travel or certain crowded venues.

The Government previously repeatedly stressed that there were no plans for Covid passes, but in a stunning u-turn is now expected to make it the law for certain venues to require them for entry.

Here is everything you need to know about downloading and using the NHS Covid Pass:

What is a vaccine passport?

A vaccine passport should allow travellers who have had two jabs, and therefore are likely to have strong immunity against coronavirus, to travel more easily. Some countries have made having proof of a vaccine or a recent test a prerequisite for entry. 

The app is compatible with most Android smartphones. Any device running Android 5.0 and higher will be able to download and use it.

How does the app work?

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