COVID-19 vaccination status is available for people living in England, for international travel, via the NHS App or by calling 119 to request a letter copy. In addition, it is now possible to request a copy of the letter via the NHS website.
People should note that it may take up to five working days to arrive by post. People should wait five working days after they have had their second dose for the system to be updated. More information is available on the NHS Digital primary care page.
Please note that the GP Practice is unable to provide you with a letter showing vaccination status.
Parents or guardians of children aged 5-11
Parents and guardians can now request a digital NHS COVID Pass for travel for children aged 5 to 11. This provides a record of the child’s vaccinations and proof of a positive COVID-19 NHS PCR test in the past 180 days. Travel letters for 5-11 year olds who have received a full primary course of a COVID-19 vaccination, as well as recovery letters showing proof of a positive COVID-19 NHS PCR test in the past 180 days for this age group, are already available from the NHS website.
Digital passes can be requested by parents or legal guardians via the NHS website. They will need to have access to either the mobile phone number or email address on the child’s GP record as it is not available via GP practices. Further details can be found on the GOV.UK guidance pages.
NHS COVID Pass digital service for international travel
Adults and children aged 12 and over can get a digital NHS COVID Pass for international travel.
A digital NHS COVID Pass will:
- provide a record of COVID-19 vaccinations received
- show evidence of recovery for 180 days following a positive NHS PCR test
You can order a digital NHS COVID Pass:
- via the NHS.UK website for those aged 12 and over (as a PDF you can download or print)
- via the NHS App for those aged 13 and over (age restrictions apply for use of the App)
NHS COVID Pass letter for international travel
Fully vaccinated adults and children aged 12 to 15 can get an NHS COVID Pass letter for international travel. A person with legal responsibility for a child aged 12 to 15 (such as a parent or guardian) can also request the letter on their behalf.
This is available for adults and children who have received a full course of vaccinations. It is unavailable to those who have received an incomplete course of vaccination (such as one dose of a 2-dose vaccine).
The NHS COVID Pass letter for international travel is sent in the post and can be requested either:
- online at Get your NHS COVID pass letter
- by calling the NHS 119 telephone service to request an NHS COVID Pass travel letter
The NHS COVID Pass letter will be posted to the address held on the child’s NHS record (the address held by their GP) and will show all the vaccinations they have received, including any boosters. The NHS COVID Pass letter should arrive within 7 working days.
The NHS COVID Pass letter service is for international vaccination status only and will not show recovery or negative test results.
For more information, please visit the Gov.uk website: GOV: NHS Covid Pass
Missing or incorrect COVID-19 vaccination data?
If you believe you have missing or incorrect COVID-19 vaccination data on your NHS app or on your GP record, please call 119 and ask the agent to make a referral to the Vaccine Data Resolution Service (VDRS).
The service has been set up to resolve missing or incorrect vaccination records for people vaccinated in England who have a current NHS number and are registered with a GP practice in England.
The VDRS team will call you back within five working days to discuss your records.
COVID-19 Recovery Letter (Private/Non-NHS Service):
The practice can issue a ‘COVID Recovery letter’ (subject to GP workloads) however, there will be charge for this service. You do NOT need to speak to a GP for this. This can be requested via our website.
You must allow a minimum of 28 working days for this letter to be processed.
During busy periods we may not be able to provide this service and will advise patients at the time if this service has been suspended.
The letter will state:
- That the patient recently tested positive for COVID
- The date of the positive result
- and will be signed by a GP and practice stamp
Important: A GP can only confirm the above information where it has been noted on a patient’s medical record. Where a patient has not recorded a result via the NHS recording system or had a PCR test, a GP cannot provide a ‘COVID recovery letter’
We cannot provide any further information. The charge for this service is £30.00 per letter/per patient as this is a private service and sits outside of NHS work and will involve administrative and GP time to prepare.