It was announced recently that NHS Covid passes will now be needed to enter cinemas, theatres and concert halls in Wales.

The extension of the scheme is one of a number of measures to be strengthened in response to a high level of the virus across the country.

Additionally, the Welsh Government said the guidance on self-isolation had also been changed and people are being encouraged to work from home to help bring Covid-19 under control.

The extension of the pass for the over-18s was approved by the Senedd in a vote last week.

It was originally introduced a month ago for entry to nightclubs and larger indoor and outdoor events despite opposition from the Welsh Conservatives, Plaid Cymru and the Liberal Democrats.

People can also show they have had a negative lateral flow test result within the last 48 hours.

But those who fake a coronavirus test result or vaccination status will be committing a criminal offence and face a fixed penalty notice.

Am I eligible for a NHS Covid pass?

On the Wales Government website it states that you can get a NHS Covid Pass if you are aged 16 or over and: 

  • you were vaccinated in Wales, England, Scotland, Northern Ireland of Isle of Man
  • permanently registered with a Welsh GP
  • you are not vaccinated but want to use the Pass to show a negative lateral flow test result 

How can I get a NHS Covid pass?

The pass is available on the NHS UK website, as you cannot use the NHS app to get one if you live in Wales.

You will need to upload a photo of your ID (e.g. passport, full UK driving licence, full European driving licence).

This will allow you to produce a Covid pass using a smart phone, a computer or laptop.

If you do not have photographic ID you will need to request a paper NHS Covid certificate.

Call 0300 303 5667 for a paper copy at least five days after your final dose of the vaccine.