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Get an NHS COVID Pass

You can get a digital NHS COVID Pass online or by using the NHS App.

You can download your NHS COVID Pass, print it, have it sent to you in an email or show it on your smartphone if you have one.

To get your NHS COVID Pass online or through the NHS App, you'll be asked to create an NHS login if you do not have one already.

You can also request an NHS COVID Pass online to be emailed to you without having to create an NHS login. You can request this for yourself, or a child ages 5 years and over if you are their parent or guardian.

What is NHS login

NHS login makes it easier and quicker for you to securely access digital health and care services with 1 username and password.

When you set it up, you need to give high level proof of who you are using one of the following:

  • photo ID
  • the account details you use for your GP surgery's online services

NHS login registrations may take longer than usual when there are high numbers of requests. You will need to register at least 2 weeks before you want to use your NHS COVID Pass.

Information:

If you're going abroad, check the foreign travel advice on GOV.UK to find out the entry requirements of the country you're visiting.

Get an NHS COVID Pass in the NHS App

You can download and use the NHS App if you're aged 13 or over.

Download the NHS App:

You need to be registered with a GP in England or the Isle of Man to use the NHS App. You cannot use the NHS App if you live in Wales.

If you already use the NHS App, your NHS COVID Pass will be there when you log in.

If you cannot see your NHS COVID Pass in the NHS App

If you cannot see your NHS COVID Pass, check your NHS login details.

To see your health records and your NHS COVID Pass, you need to give high level proof of who you are.

You can do this in the NHS App, using one of the following:

  • photo ID
  • the account details you use for your GP surgery's online services

Find out more about the NHS App.

Get an NHS COVID Pass online

You can get your NHS COVID Pass online if you're aged 12 or over.

You do not need to be registered with a GP.

You do not need a smartphone or to download an app.

Get an NHS COVID Pass by email

You can request an NHS COVID-19 Pass online for yourself or a child (if you are their parent or legal guardian) without having to create an NHS login.

You can get an NHS COVID Pass sent by email immediately if you:

  • are 5 years or over
  • live in England or the Isle of Man
  • have a mobile phone number or email address on your GP record – check with the GP surgery if you're not sure

If you are requesting for a child who lives in Wales, or does not have a phone number or email address on their GP record you can get an NHS COVID Pass letter. This can take up to 7 working days to arrive.

NHS COVID Pass in other formats

You can ask for an NHS COVID Pass letter for travel to be sent by post, including for children aged 5 and over if you:

  • need information in other formats, for example Braille, audio and big print
  • need NHS COVID Pass information in another language – you can get information in other languages about what your NHS Covid Pass letter tells you on GOV.UK
  • have no digital access, for example no access to a computer or smartphone, or are requesting on behalf of someone who has no digital access
  • are a parent or legal guardian of a child aged 5 to 11 living in Wales

Information about an NHS COVID Pass letter in other languages, easy read and BSL

You can:

Page last reviewed: 1 September 2022
Next review due: 28 October 2022