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Coronavirus (COVID-19) latest information and advice

Get your NHS COVID-19 pass (demonstrating fully vaccinated status)

The NHS COVID Pass lets you share your coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination records or test your COVID-19 status in a secure way.

It allows you to show others the details of your COVID-19 status:

  • when travelling abroad to some countries or territories
  • as a condition of entry at venues or events that use the service in England

You can get an NHS COVID Pass:

  • digitally through the NHS App or online via the NHS website
  • as a letter sent to you in the post, for those who are not digitally enabled

You can find out the eligibility requirements on the NHS website.

Getting your digital NHS COVID Pass

Get your NHS COVID Pass letter

WarningThe NHS App is not the same as the NHS COVID-19 App.

How to use the NHS COVID Pass at venues, events and settings in England

This guidance is for visitors to venues, events and settings. There is separate guidance for workers and for organisations.

From Wednesday 15 December, if you are aged 18 or over, to enter certain venues and events in England you must have proof that you:

  • are vaccinated with 2 doses of an approved vaccine (or one of the single-dose Janssen vaccine) – the government will keep this under review as boosters are rolled out
  • have taken a PCR or rapid lateral flow test within the last 48 hours
  • are exempt from vaccination or vaccination and testing on the basis of a medical exemption or clinical trial participation

You should take tests as late as possible before attending the event, ideally within 12 hours of the event. This will strengthen the protection testing provides.

Learn more about the NHS COVID-19 pass and apply on the GOV.UK site

View information about the pass in other languages and formats:

You can also get your pass translated into different languages, or in alternative formats.