NHS Covid Pass
If you are attending on of the four ERP events at Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre, you will be asked to prove your COVID-19 status when entering. It’s quick and simple to demonstrate your COVID-19 status using the NHS COVID Pass, which you can get either on the NHS App or the NHS website and then showing it on a device when you enter, or printing it off beforehand. We advise that you do this before the event.
This is not the Covid-19 Test & Trace App, and your details will not be shared with Test & Trace without your permission.
If you don’t have access to a computer or smartphone, then you can come in to Storyhouse (open 8am-11pm each day) to use a computer and print your NHS COVID Pass for free.
The NHS COVID Pass is only available to those aged 16 years and above. Children aged over 11 but under 16 will need to show proof of a COVID-19 Lateral Flow test taken within 48 hours of the event and uploaded here: https://www.gov.uk/report-covid19-result
PLEASE NOTE: If you are coming from Wales, slightly different guidance applies. Please scroll to the bottom of this page.
Using the NHS COVID Pass
It’s quick and simple to demonstrate your COVID-19 status using the NHS COVID Pass. Using the NHS COVID Pass will help streamline your entry to your event and help you gain access quickly.
|What you need to get a pass||When you can get a pass|
|2 doses of the Moderna, AstraZeneca or Pfizer vaccine, or 1 dose of the Janssen vaccine, in England||2 weeks after your 2nd dose (Moderna, AstraZeneca and Pfizer), or 2 weeks after a single-dose vaccine (Janssen)|
|Negative PCR test or rapid lateral flow test within the past 48 hours||
As soon as you get your result
If you did a rapid lateral flow test at home, report your rapid lateral flow test result on GOV.UK first
|Positive PCR test within the past 6 months||After you’ve finished self-isolating and up to 180 days after taking the test|
There are two simple ways to access the NHS COVID Pass, but we advise that you do this BEFORE you attend the event:
- By downloading and registering for the NHS App (free to download from App stores)
- Via the NHS website https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/covid-pass/
If you live in England, you can demonstrate your COVID-19 status via the NHS COVID Pass within the NHS App if you meet the vaccination criteria listed above or have logged a negative lateral flow test result in the last 48 hours here: https://www.gov.uk/report-covid19-result
The NHS App is free but you do need to be registered with a GP in England to use the NHS App. You can access the NHS App on a mobile device such as a smartphone or tablet.
If you are using your vaccination status to demonstrate your COVID-19 status, you can access your NHS COVID Pass whether or not you have verified your identity on the app. If you have not verified your identity, you will still be able to get your NHS COVID Pass (the screen that enables you to access your event) but will not be able to see a separate screen with your vaccination data (this screen is not needed to access Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre). If you have registered and verified your identity you will be able to see both your NHS COVID Pass and your vaccination data.
If you are using your negative lateral flow test result to demonstrate your COVID-19 status, you can only access your NHS COVID Pass (the screen that enables you to access your event) if you have registered and verified your identity on the app. You should also log your lateral flow test results using the public reporting system https://www.gov.uk/report-covid19-result. It can take up to two hours for your results to appear within the App.
Please keep in mind you will need to download and register for the NHS App, and check your status BEFORE travelling to your event.
1. How to use the NHS COVID Pass on your smartphone or tablet
Download the free NHS App using the Google or Apple App store. Please note you will not be charged for downloading the NHS App. Please note the ‘NHS App’ is different to the ‘NHS COVID-19’ App used to check into venues.
Once you have downloaded and registered for the NHS App, select “Get your NHS COVID Pass” on the homepage, see screenshot below.
Then select “Event trials”, see screenshot below:
From there you will be able to see your COVID-19 status. If you have a valid COVID-19 status for the event you will see a screen which displays a 2D barcode and a green stripe confirming you have a valid status for entry saying “Valid in England”.
Please ensure that you have checked the expiration date of your NHS COVID Pass before travelling to your event, as your Lateral Flow Test results are only valid for 48 hours.
You can download a PDF copy to your device in advance of the event or email yourself a copy. This PDF version, either on your device or printed, will be accepted for entry.
If you do not see this screen, information will be displayed on how to get an NHS COVID Pass.
2. How to access the NHS COVID Pass through the NHS website
You can view your COVID-19 status online and download or print it as a PDF document via the NHS website. To access the service, you’ll need to register for 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.
Coming to us from Wales and Scotland
If you live in Wales, you can obtain your full vaccination status by following the instructions here. If you have not received both doses at least 14 days prior to the event you will need to provide evidence of a negative NHS Lateral Flow Device (LFD) Test via SMS text or email.
If you live in Scotland, you can obtain your full vaccination status here. If you have not received both doses at least 14 days prior to the event you will need to provide evidence of a negative NHS Lateral Flow Device (LFD) Test via SMS text or email.