You can now show your COVID-19 vaccination status as proof of your status when traveling abroad. The NHS App provides a simple and secure way for people to access a range of NHS services on their smartphone or tablet(Covid passport in another term). People planning to travel abroad can get proof that they have been vaccinated against coronavirus (COVID-19). The NHS App is now available to the public on Google Play and Apple app stores. COVID-19 vaccination status is available to people who live in England and are registered with a GP. Your NHS appointment card from vaccination centers cannot be used to demonstrate your vaccine status.
The NHS App enables people to:
- find out what to do when they need help urgently using NHS 111 online
- register as an organ donor
- choose whether the NHS uses their data for research and planning
Patients can register and prove who they are so they can:
- order their repeat prescriptions and view, set or change their nominated pharmacy, where they want their prescriptions to be sent
- view their GP health record securely
- manage their first hospital or clinic appointment with a specialist, when they are referred by their GP, through the NHS e-Referral Service (e-RS)
In some GP practices, depending on which systems are in use, people can also:
- message their GP surgery, doctor or health professional online
- consult a GP or health professional through an online form and get a reply
- access health services on behalf of someone they care for
- view useful links their doctor or health professional has shared with them
All GP practices in England are connected to the NHS App. This means that anyone aged 13 and over and registered with a GP practice in England can use it.
A range of digital tools is available alongside the NHS App, giving people an important choice in how they access GP services online.