COVID passes will be required for large events such as concerts and sporting fixtures in Wales but how can they be obtained? 

The system relies on people aged 18 and over either using the pass to show that they have been double vaccinated or that they have had a negative lateral flow test result in the 48 hours before attending an event. 

The law requiring passes will come into force from Monday, October 11 following a controversial vote in the Senedd yesterday. 

In Wales, all over-18s will be required to produce a pass. 

According to the Welsh Government, the vaccine pass will be needed in the following types of establishment: 

  • Nightclubs 
  • Indoor, non-seated events for more than 500 people, such as concerts or conventions 
  • Outdoor non-seated events for more than 4,000 people 
  • Any setting or event with more than 10,000 people in attendance 

How to get a vaccine pass in Wales 

The vaccine pass process in Wales is as simple as downloading the NHS COVID Pass – as this can be used to show and share a person’s vaccine status. 

It also has a function which allows negative lateral flow test results from the last 48 hours to be inputted. 

At present it’s reported those successfully downloading the app are given a message that it is “valid in England”. 

According to the Welsh Government website, "To access the service, you’ll need to register for an NHS login. You will need to upload a photo of your ID (passport, full UK driving licence, full European driving licence)." 

The Welsh Government has said the system has been in use since the summer when events, such as the Green Man festival, have used it to manage the risk of Covid infection. 

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A warning has also been issued for people to remain vigilant to potential scams around the pass system. 

The Welsh Government is warning people that the NHS is not sending out invitations for Covid passes for which there is no charge or fee, and it will never ask for a payment or any financial details. 

There are reports of criminals using the NHS Covid Pass as a way to steal money, financial details and personal information. 

People are reminded to check the URL – or website address – when using internet sites and to never click on suspicious links. 

Full details of the passes and how to access them can be found on the Government's website. 

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