How to use the NHS app as a Covid vaccine passport

Telegraph 23 Jul 2021 08:37

The future looks uncertain for vaccine passports as Boris Johnson faces a likely defeat in the House of Commons. 

Labour and the Liberal Democrats have already indicated that they would oppose Mr Johnson's plans to introduce vaccine passports, and at least 42 Conservative MPs have signed a petition opposing the use of vaccine certification in "general services, businesses or jobs".

Mr Johnson stated on July 19 that he would change the law to require proof of two doses of a Covid vaccine for entry into nightclubs and "other venues where large crowds gather".

A Labour spokesman, however, has addressed the source of anxiety: "We need to see the detail of what the Government puts forward regarding vaccine passports. We oppose the use of Covid vaccination status for everyday access to venues and services. It's costly, open to fraud and is impractical.

"Being double jabbed doesn't prove you aren't carrying the virus. Testing for access to venues would be more efficient, and would give people and businesses more certainty."

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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