COVID-19 vaccination status can be accessed through the NHS App from 17 May. The service will not require data provided through the GP record.
People should register with the NHS App before booking international travel, at least two weeks before their departure date once they’ve completed a full course of vaccinations.
Those without a smartphone are being asked to call the NHS helpline on 119 from 17 May and ask for a letter to be posted to them which can take up to two weeks.
We are encouraging the public not to contact their GP surgery about this as GPs will not be providing letters to show COVID-19 vaccination status.
When registering with the NHS App for the first time
- You do not need to be registered with the surgeries online services to register and use the NHS App
- If you are already registered for online services you may be asked for the practice code ( L84068 ) and your online ID and passphrase. If you cannot remember your practice online access account details please contact us via the surgery website or email and we can send them to you
You can find out more about demonstrating COVID-19 vaccination status and how the NHS App protects data by visiting the Demonstrating your COVID-19 vaccination status when travelling abroad page on the Gov.uk website.