[HOT] : How to get an NHS Covid Pass on your phone
(Pocket-lint) – You might need a Covid pass for certain places, events or for travel purposes. The pass either shows you are double vaccinated or shows that you have a negative PCR test or that you have recorded negative side-flow on the government website in the past 48 hours.
If you’re wondering how to get an NHS Covid Pass on your phone and download a PDF of the pass, you’ve come to the right place as we’ll walk you through it. We also have a separate feature on how to add the pass to your Apple Wallet if you are an iPhone user.
How to get an NHS Covid Pass
You must be 16 or over to get an NHS Covid Pass to travel, while people 18 and over can use a digital NHS Covid Pass for events and venues.
As mentioned, you must either be double vaccinated to get an NHS Covid Pass or have tested negative within the past 48 hours. For those opting for the vaccination status route, you must have been vaccinated in England, Wales or the Isle of Man. People vaccinated in Scotland must live in England and be registered with a general practitioner in England.
You can use the main NHS app (different from the Track and Trace app) to get a Covid Pass, or you can use the NHS website. You’ll need an NHS ID for both, which you can set up at that time, but the NHS website recommends doing so two weeks before you need the pass.
To create an NHS ID you will need your NHS number and you will need to enter information about yourself. For the application you will also have to make a video to prove who you are but it is very simple and there is a step by step. Once you have created the NHS connection and it has been certified, you will be able to use a username and password to access the NHS app and website. You will need to live in England and be registered with a general practitioner in England to use it.