Scam emails that look like they are from the NHS are asking people to pay money for a digital pass in order to show your vaccination status. These emails are not from the NHS, and you do not have to pay any money for an NHS Covid Pass. Several police forces have warned that this is a scam.

A free NHS Covid Pass to demonstrate Covid-19 vaccination status does exist, and it can be used when travelling abroad to some countries or attending trials of some large events in England.

Contrary to claims in the scam email, the government website says that it is likely that, in addition to having an NHS Covid Pass, you may still have to take Covid-19 tests or isolate on arrival.

Anyone who receives a suspicious email can report it by forwarding the email to

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