COVID Status: How it works

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

If you’re 12 or over, you can show your COVID Status for international travel. You should also follow the entry requirements of the country you are travelling to. If you're 18 or over, you can show your COVID Status on your app when travelling abroad. 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.

If you’re 18 or over, you can show your COVID Status for venues and events within Scotland. This is known as 'domestic use'. If you're under 18, you will not be asked to show your COVID Status to access events and venues within Scotland.

International travel

You can get your COVID Status after receiving 2 doses of the Moderna, AstraZeneca or Pfizer vaccine.

You can usually get your COVID Status within 24 hours of having your vaccination. However, it can take up to 5 days for your records to be updated.

In Scotland

You can get your COVID Status to use within Scotland if you're over 18. You also need to be fully vaccinated. This means you've received your second dose of the Moderna, AstraZeneca or Pfizer vaccine at least 2 weeks ago.

Anyone who already has a paper copy of their vaccination record with a QR code on it can continue to use it. The downloadable PDF that's currently available will also remain valid for a short period of time.

Exemptions for use in Scotland

Read common questions about exemptions

For businesses

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

NHS Scotland COVID Check app for businesses