Vaccine passports are coming into force in Scotland from October 1 in certain venues. 

There are four specific settings in which vaccine passports will be required: 

  • nightclubs
  • indoor live events with 500+ people unseated
  • outdoor live events with 4000+ people unseated
  • any event with 10,000+ people

The government are currently working on an app which fully vaccinated Scots will be able to use for entry to these events and for international travel. 

With the app available from September 30, here's how to download your QR code in the meantime...

How do I download my Covid vaccine certificate?

Scots over the age of 16 can currently download a PDF version of their vaccine status online. 

Barcodes have been added to all records of vaccination, which can then be scanned and used for entry to events. 

You can find your barcode by logging into your vaccine portal on NHS Scotland. 

This can be done by using the unique username that you were sent in your vaccine letter, email or text when you were first invited to get the vaccine. 

This username can be used to register an account.

Once you have an account, evidence of your vaccine status can be found.

Currently you can request a paper copy, which could take up to 14-days to arrive in the post. 

From Friday, a downloadable PDF form will appear on your account which will feature a QR code that can be scanned and used for entering events. 

However, once the app is made available, the PDF will only be valid for a short time. 

How else can I request my vaccine status letter?

If requesting your vaccine status online is not an option, there are other ways to get your letter.

You can also request your vaccine status letter over the phone by phoning the specially designated Covid status helpline on 0808 196 8565, open from 10am-6pm every day.