How do I get a vaccine passport?

THE Scottish government has debuted its vaccine passport this week – with people now needing proof they have had two jabs to attend big events.

But what is a vaccine passport and how do you get one? Below is everything you need to know…

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What is a vaccine passport?

A vaccine passport is an app or document proving the person has received a two doses of a coronavirus vaccine.

They could also hold information regarding negative Covid tests or proof of antibodies.

This would allow people to access their testing or vaccine information with a smartphone which would then display a QR code which local authorities in your destination of choice would scan on your arrival.

How do I get a vaccine passport?

In June, the “NHS Covid Pass” was added to the NHS app allowing Brits to provide proof they’ve been fully vaccinated.

It was first deployed as a pilot for events such as Wimbledon and Euro 2020 games.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson had previously been set to launch a vaccine passport scheme in nightclubs in September.

However on September 12 Sajid Javid said these plans had been scrapped.

But Number 10 has said the plan is being kept in reserve should it be needed in the Autumn and Winter months.

It is different to the NHS Covid 19 app which is used for contact tracing.

Search “NHS APP” and it should be the top result.

Once downloaded you must fill in your details such as your name, postcode and NHS number which will link back to your health record with your GP.

What do I need a vaccine passport for?

Vaccine passports will also be needed for international travel.

Make sure that the name on your passport matches the name on your NHS Covid Pass.

While Mr Johnson scrapped plans for the passports to be mandatory at big events you might still need to take a lateral flow test to get into big events.

Some events will ask for proof of a negative lateral flow test and will usually ask for the text message or email confirmation that you have been sent by the government.

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