Covid vaccine passports available for download as QR code

People living in Scotland are now able to request certification via the NHS Inform website.

Covid vaccine passports available for download as QR code iStock
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced the scheme earlier this week.

Vaccine certificates are now available to be downloaded as a QR code, or received as a paper copy.

From Friday, people living in Scotland are able to request the certification via the NHS Inform website.

On the site, users are then able to login to their NHS Scotland account, before clicking the tap for ‘vaccination status’.

When logged into the NHS Scotland site, you can see appointments, as well as vaccination status. (NHS/STV News)
When logged into the NHS Scotland site, you can see appointments, as well as vaccination status. (NHS/STV News)

At the bottom of the page, there are two options – one which allows users to click to ‘request paper copy’, and another to ‘download now’.

The download option will open a PDF with details of vaccine doses, along with either one or two QR codes depending on how many doses you have had.

It is possible to request a paper copy, or download a vaccine certificate. (NHS/STV News)
It is possible to request a paper copy, or download a vaccine certificate. (NHS/STV News)

The certification scheme was announced by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon at the Scottish Parliament earlier this week.

Proof of vaccination will be required later this month in order to access a number of social settings.

These include nightclubs and entertainment venues, unseated indoor live events with more than 500 people in the audience, unseated outdoor live events with more than 4000 people in the audience, and any event of any nature which has more than 10,000 people in the audience.

The Scottish Government does not currently have any plans to extend the scheme to apply to other venues.

In announcing the scheme, Sturgeon told MSPs: “We do not want to reimpose restrictions, even in a limited way.

“We know only too well how much harm restrictions cause to businesses, young people’s education, and to our overall wellbeing.

“But if that is to be avoided – as I hope it can be – it will take all of us making a conscious and concerted effort again to comply with all the basic mitigations that we know can slow down transmission.”

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