How to access the NHS COVID Pass?
The NHS COVID Pass is available in digital or paper format if you:
- have had a full course of the COVID-19 vaccine (a full course is currently two doses of any approved vaccine)
- were vaccinated in England
- are aged 16 or over
You can access it two weeks after receiving your second dose.
Your NHS appointment card from vaccination centres cannot be used to demonstrate your COVID-19 vaccine status.
If you are registered with a GP in England, you can access your pass through the NHS App. (Please note that this is not the same as the NHS COVID-19 APP). To access the service, you’ll need to register for an NHS login. These may take longer than usual when there are high numbers of requests. Please ensure you leave plenty of time to obtain your pass before travelling.
In the NHS App, your COVID-19 status includes a 2D barcode. The expiry date does not apply to your vaccination status (just the barcode) and will update automatically each time you go into the NHS App.
You can also request a Covid Pass paper letter via the NHS Website or by calling 119 between 7am and 11pm, the letter will be sent to the address registered with your GP.