Download the NHS Scotland COVID Status app

Find out how the COVID Status works or read common questions

You can share your COVID Status when travelling internationally and for some events and venues in Scotland.

What is the COVID Status?

The COVID Status app lets you share your COVID Status securely.

Your COVID Status (or COVID passport) is your coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination records. It contains details of the vaccine doses you've received. You can use it to prove you've been vaccinated against coronavirus.

Make sure you have the latest version of the app. It's been updated to include domestic mode for use in Scotland.

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Using your COVID Status for international travel

If you're 12 or over, you can show your COVID Status when travelling abroad. You may also need to follow additional rules when travelling abroad.

You should continue to follow the entry requirements of the country you are travelling to. You should carefully research what you need to do to enter a country before travelling.

Read foreign travel advice

Using your COVID Status in Scotland

If you're 18 or over, you can show your coronavirus vaccination records on your app when visiting venues and events in Scotland. This is known as 'domestic use'. Alternatively, from 6 December you can show text or email proof of a negative test taken in the last 24 hours.

Get a lateral flow device (LFD) tests to do at home

If you're under 18, you will not be asked to show your COVID Status to access events and venues within Scotland.

Read about which venues can ask you to show your COVID Status in Scotland

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Who can get a COVID Status?

You can get your COVID Status for travelling abroad if you're 12 or over and have been vaccinated in Scotland.

You should also follow the entry requirements of the country you're travelling to.

If you were vaccinated outside of Scotland

If you were vaccinated in England, Wales, Northern Ireland, Guernsey, Jersey, Isle of Man or the Republic of Ireland, you can have your COVID Status updated to include this information.

If you were vaccinated elsewhere, your vaccine information will not show on your COVID Status. You should get proof of vaccination from the country you were vaccinated in instead.

How to access your COVID Status

You can access your COVID Status through the free app on a mobile device. For example, a smartphone.

You can also download or request a copy of your vaccination status online or by phoning the COVID Status Helpline on 0808 196 8565.

If you're 12 to 17, you can download or request a copy of your vaccination status online or by phoning the COVID Status Helpline on 0808 196 8565. You cannot use the app.

Give yourself plenty of time to set up your app or request your paper certificate before you need it.

Proof of a negative test

From 6 December, you can show your negative result confirmation text or email to enter events and venues in Scotland. This is an alternative to showing your COVID vaccination status.

You can order or collect packs of lateral flow device (LFD) tests to do at home. When you've reported your result, you'll receive a result confirmation.

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For businesses

There's a separate app to confirm customers' COVID Status.

NHS Scotland COVID Check app for businesses