The NHS Scotland COVID Status has the same security standards that are used across the rest of the UK for COVID certificates.
The QR codes have an expiry date. Once expired, you'll have to get your COVID Status again in the same way, either via the app or paper copy. Expiry dates are used as part of the overall security of the system, and to help ensure that information is up to date.
Accessing your COVID Status on the app
The app has advanced security features to protect you and minimise any risk of fraud. These include:
- user identification using suitable photographic ID
- user email confirmation
- the certificates generated digitally on the app cannot be altered or changed
Accessing your COVID Status through NHS inform
Accessing your vaccination status through NHS inform is protected by your username and password.