To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to facilitate the rollout of the international NHS COVID pass to 12-15 year olds before half term in February 2022.
31 January 2022
Since 13 December 2021, fully vaccinated 12 to 15 year olds can demonstrate their vaccination status using an NHS COVID Pass travel letter. From 3 February 2022, children aged 12 years old and over can access a digital NHS COVID Pass for international travel. The digital NHS COVID Pass will provide a record of vaccinations received and evidence of prior infection or recovery for 180 days following a positive National Health Service polymerase chain reaction test. The pass will be available via NHS.UK for those aged 12 years old and over and via the NHS App for those aged 13 years old and over.