NHS COVID Pass and COVID-19 status checks

From Wednesday 15 December if you are aged 18 or over, to enter certain venues and events in England you must have proof of one of the following:

  • Proof of two doses of approved vaccination  
  • Proof of negative PCR or rapid lateral flow test within the last 48 hours (you should take tests as late as possible before attending the event, ideally within 12 hours)
  • Exemption on the basis of medical grounds or participation in a recognised clinical trial

Accepted proof can be any of the following:

Venues and events affected

  • nightclubs, dancehalls and discos
  • other late night dance venues open and serving alocohol after 1am
  • indoor events with 500 or more attendees, where those attendees are likely to stand or move around
  • outdoor events with 4,000 or more attendees, where those attendees are likely to stand or move around
  • events with 10,000 or more attendees, whether indoor or outdoor

The venue or event will check your COVID-19 status.  Please check what your venue will require before going.

What it the NHS COVID Pass and how to get it?

The NHS COVID Pass lets you share your COVID-19 status records or test COVID-19 status in a secure way.

It allows you to show others the details of your COVID-19 status:

  • when travelling
  • as a condition of entry at venues or events in England

You can get an NHS COVID Pass:

  • digitally through the NHS App or online via NHS.UK
  • as a letter sent to you in the post

You can find out more on the NHS website:

Get detailed information on COVID-19 guidance and use of the NHS COVID Pass on GOV.UK.

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