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Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination status for travelling abroad

If you're planning to travel abroad, you can get proof that you've been vaccinated against coronavirus (COVID-19). This is your COVID-19 vaccination status.

Some countries may also require a negative COVID-19 test result. Always check the entry requirements for the country you are visiting before you book your travel. There is step by step travel advice on GOV.UK.

Who can get a COVID-19 vaccination status

You can get your COVID-19 vaccination status if all the following apply:

  • you have had a full course of the COVID-19 vaccine
  • you were vaccinated at a GP surgery, vaccination centre or hospital in England
  • you are aged 16 or older

Currently a "full course" means you have had 2 doses of any approved COVID-19 vaccine.

Children under the age of 16 cannot get a COVID-19 vaccination status. They may need to show a negative test result instead. Check the entry requirements for the country you’re visiting.

How to get your COVID-19 vaccination status

You can choose how to get your COVID-19 vaccination status.

In the NHS App

You can view and download your COVID-19 vaccination status using the NHS App.

You need to create an NHS login to use the NHS App if you do not have one already.

NHS login registrations may take longer than usual when there are high numbers of requests. You will need to register at least 2 weeks before your departure date.

To use the NHS App you must be registered with a GP surgery in England.

This is not the NHS COVID-19 app.

On the NHS website

You can view and download your COVID-19 vaccination status online.

You need an NHS login to do this. You will be asked to create an NHS login if you do not have one already.

NHS login registrations may take longer than usual when there are high numbers of requests. You will need to register at least 2 weeks before your departure date.

By calling 119 for a letter

You can call 119 and ask for a letter with your COVID-19 vaccination status to be posted to you.

This must be at least 5 days after you complete your course of the vaccine.

You do not need to know your NHS number to get a letter, but the process to request a letter may be quicker if you do. You can find your NHS number online.

You should get this letter within 7 working days.

Only request a letter if your departure date is within the next 4 weeks. If not, 119 may ask you to call again later.

Important

Do not ask your GP surgery for a COVID-19 vaccination status letter. GPs cannot provide letters showing your vaccine record.

FIND YOUR NHS NUMBER: https://nhs.us10.list-manage.com/track/click?u=fd1709b48546d7a1f6a367aa1&id=b04be89852&e=2fc53fb60c

FACE MASKS, WHEN TO WEAR ONE & HOW TO MAKE YOUR OWN: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/face-coverings-when-to-wear-one-and-how-to-make-your-own/face-coverings-when-to-wear-one-and-how-to-make-your-own

FACE MASK EXCEMPTION GUIDANCE 

CORONAVIRUS TRACK & TRACE: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/testing-and-tracing/

CORONAVIRUS NHS 111 ISOLATION NOTE: https://111.nhs.uk/isolation-note/

CERTIFICATE OF ABSENCE FOR WORK: Certificate of absence from work

CORONAVIRUS ADVICE FOR PATIENTS IN AT RISK GROUPS: GENERAL ADVICE & PATIENT AT RISK GROUPS

CORONAVIRUS GENERAL ADVICE FOR PARENTS: When should I worry - advice for parents of children

POSSIBLE CORONAVIRUS STAY AT HOME GUIDE: www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-stay-at-home-guidance/stay-at-home-guidance-for-households-with-possible-coronavirus-covid-19-infection

Patient Participation Group

The aim of Riversley Road Surgery is to ensure that patients are involved in decisions and developments provided by the practice and the local health service.  We are constantly looking for the views and ideas of our registered patients.  We have a Patient Participation Group (PPG) that meet on a regular basis.  Members of the PPG are invited to attend Network Meetings to discuss matters which relate to development of community services and services provided by the George Eliot Hospital. 

As a practice we are continually looking for new members to join our Patient Participation Group, if you or any family member would like to join this group, please contact Rebecca Egan on 02476 382239.

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