How to get a Covid Vaccine Passport for Events in Scotland & Wales

How to get a Covid Vaccine Passport for Events in Scotland & Wales

In Scotland, you now need proof that you have had two doses of the Covid vaccine in order to enter large events including nightclubs.

The NHS Scotland Covid Status App is available to download for iOS and Android.

The new rules came into effect at 05:00 on Friday - but the government have announced that they will not be enforced until 18 October to give venue owners, event organisers and event attendees more time to get organised.

Venues where more than 500 people are indoors and unseated, 4,000 people are unseated and outdoors or any event with 10,000+ people are all required to check the vaccination status of attendees over the age of 18.

Whilst some teething problems have been reported on the first day of the app being widely available, the roll out continues ahead of the weekends' events.

If you've booked tickets to events in Scotland and have any questions about Covid vaccine passport checks happening at the venue, please contact the venue or event organiser directly via social media or email.

In Wales, vaccine passport rules come into effect on Monday 11th October. People in Wales have to download their NHS Covid Pass from the NHS website (the NHS App only works for people in England). NHS Covid Passes show vaccination status or proof of a negative lateral flow test within the last 48 hours. Both are accepted for entry into nightclubs and large events.