Adults who are fully vaccinated are able to avoid quarantine when returning from amber list countries (excluding France).
From the end of September, the government hopes to introduce a law requiring two jabs to go to nightclubs and some other venues in England.
What is the NHS Covid Pass and who can get it?
In England, the NHS Covid Pass can be used to show your Covid status.
It can be used domestically and for travel if:
- two weeks have passed since your second dose
- you have had a positive PCR test result within the past six months, and have finished self-isolating (this pass lasts for 180 days after the result)
You can also use it in England (but not for travel) if:
How do I get the NHS Covid Pass?
Once you are logged in you can select "domestic" and "travel" pass options.
The system generates a QR code, which lasts for 28 days.
You can also request an NHS Covid Pass letter by calling 119. This only shows vaccination status and has no expiry date.
Under-16s can't get an NHS Covid Pass because most children aren't being vaccinated.
Make sure you apply via the official website or app. Do not click on unsolicited emails or texts.
Where could I be asked to show I'm fully vaccinated?
At present this is not a legal requirement - so clubs don't have to ask for proof.
Some nightclubs and venues have already decided to require customers to have the NHS Covid Pass.
These include the O2 Ritz in Manchester and Electric Ballroom in Camden.
Making the jab compulsory for university students has not been ruled out by the government. It says they will get "advance warning" if they need to be vaccinated before moving to halls of residence.
How can I use it for travel?
Proving your vaccination status is also required by some other countries for entry.
The government says more than 30 countries, including Greece and Spain, now accept the NHS pass.
You must check your destination's entry rules before you book - and keep checking them before you travel.
What else will the pass allow people to do?
In Wales, From 7 August double vaccinated adults will no longer have to self-isolate if a close contact tests positive for Covid.
And from 16 August fully vaccinated adults and under-18s in England also won't have to self-isolate if a close contact tests positive for Covid.
Scotland plans to introduce similar rules for adults, and is considering whether it can do the same for under-18s.
How do I prove my vaccination status in the rest of the UK?
You can download the NHS Covid Pass in Wales, or you can request a paper copy by calling 0300 303 5667, at least five days after your final dose.
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