On the day it was released, more than three million records were uploaded to the Covid Wales Passport Service.
Digital Health and Care Wales (DHCW) created the software and database to handle Covid pass letter applications, including ongoing data flows to ensure that vaccine records are up to date.
The day The Covid Pass service was launched (June 25), the organization uploaded more than 3.7 million records.
DHCW worked with NHS Digital to ensure that Welsh vaccination data was available through NHS England’s digital coding service.
The NHS Covid Pass allows people to prove they have had both blows when traveling abroad.
People living in Wales, who are over 16 and have had both vaccines, have been able to access their Covid passport since late June.
The Welsh government recommended Covid digital passports over a paper version, which can be displayed on smartphones, tablets or laptops.
Access to a Covid NHS pass requires an NHS login to ensure secure access through the NHS website. Once registered and logged in, a user can view their vaccination status and print the pass as a PDF document.
Those who do not have online access can request that a paper version of their passport be sent to them. It can be done five days after receiving the second blow.
People living in Wales but registered with a GP in England may need to download the NHS application to access their Covid-19 passport. A Welsh government statement confirmed that “you may not have access to your vaccination record” if a person is registered in England.
The NHS application is currently not available to people registered with a GP in Wales.
You can sign up in Welsh Pass Covid online here.