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COVID Status Certification

Digital COVID Vaccination Status Certificates

COVID Vaccination Status Certificates will be digitally available the week beginning 18 October. Eligible Islanders will be able to use the QR codes to evidence their first and second vaccine doses when travelling to other countries.

You'll need to activate your onegov account, which includes setting up your digital ID before you can get your digital certificate. You can set up your digital ID at any time if you're 16 years old or over.

If you have previously submitted a tax return online, you'll already be registered and do not need to create a new account.

If you're under 16 years old or do not have access to the internet, you can call the Coronavirus helpline to be emailed a certificate when the scheme launches.

Setting up your onegov account and Yoti digital ID for the first time

To set up your Yoti digital ID, you'll need:

  • a valid Jersey passport or a valid identity document from another country
  • a smartphone

How to set up your digital ID (Yoti)

Step-by-step detailed guide to setting up your Yoti

Interim QR codes before the launch of Digital COVID Status Certificates

How to get your QR code 

Contact the helpline to get your vaccination QR code certificate. This can be presented when travelling or scanned into the French TousAntiCovid App. 

QR codes expire after 30 days once issued. Once it's expired you will need to call the helpline to ask for a new QR code.

We will be announcing a permanent system soon.

Travelling to the United Kingdom

You do not need to evidence your vaccination status to enter the United Kingdom, but Scotland and Wales have introduced a domestic scheme that requires you to evidence your vaccination status for entry to certain venues or events. 

Your QR code will provide the evidence required. The QR code for your second dose is the one that should be scanned. This proves you are fully vaccinated.

Pass Sanitaire for travelling to France

If you're travelling to France you need to arrange a Pass Sanitaire. 

A 'Pass Sanitaire' is a QR code that provides you with digital proof of 2 approved COVID-19 vaccines so you can access places or travel within France .

Travelling to France and Pass Sanitaire

About COVID Status Certification

Your COVID Status Certificate allows you to show others that you've completed a full course of a COVID-19 vaccine. 

This will provide Islanders with secure written proof that they have completed a full course of a COVID-19 vaccine. This may be required by other countries for several reasons, including entry at the border. 

Who can get a COVID Status Certificate

You can get your Jersey COVID Status Certificate if the following applies:
  • you've had a complete course of an MHRA approved COVID-19 vaccine
  • Government of Jersey hold a complete vaccination record for you, either because:
    • all doses of the vaccine were delivered in Jersey, or
    • you have submitted and had approved evidence of a COVID-19 vaccine given to you in another country via the Coronavirus vaccination evidence submission form

How to get your COVID Status Certificate

A secure paper COVID-19 Status Certificate will be sent automatically to your registered address.

Certificates will be automatically be sent to those who have received their second dose of the vaccine. Islanders should expect their COVID Status Certificate to arrive within 2 weeks of their second dose.

The certificate contains a number of security features and a unique reference number, making it difficult to forge.

Check your address

Your COVID Status Certificate will be sent to your registered address. Make sure your address is correct by either:
  • logging into your OneGov account
  • calling Customer and Local Services on +44 (0) 1534 444444

Opt-out of getting a status

You can choose to opt-out of getting COVID Status Certificate sent to your home address.

Anyone who does not wish to receive a paper COVID Status Certificate can opt out by contacting the Coronavirus helpline.

What you can use it for

A COVID Status Certificate may be required by other countries for several reasons, including entry at the border. These certificates are not currently required for use in Jersey, however you can choose to use it to prove that you have received a complete course of a COVID-19 MHRA approved vaccine

If you're not fully vaccinated

You'll only be provided with a COVID Status Certificate once you have completed a full course of a COVID-19 vaccine and the Government of Jersey hold a complete vaccination record for you:

  • 2 doses for a 2 dose vaccine (Pfizer, AstraZeneca or Moderna vaccines)
  • 1 dose for a single-dose vaccine (Johnson & Johnson Janssen vaccine)

If you're received one dose of the vaccine outside Jersey

If you have received one COVID-19 vaccination dose in Jersey and one dose outside of Jersey you will now be able to record both doses on your vaccination record and apply for a Jersey issued Covid Status Certificate showing both doses.

You can complete a form online and upload evidence of the dose administered outside of Jersey. There are three types of acceptable evidence:

  • a Government or Health Authority issued vaccination appointment card
  • a Government or Health Authority app showing vaccination status
  • a GP record showing vaccination status

Applications will be reviewed by the vaccination team to ensure it meets the eligibility criteria. Once approved, your vaccination record will be updated, and a secure paper Covid Status Certificate will be issued to your registered address. This process may take up to two weeks to complete from the point of application submission.

Once your vaccination record is updated to show both doses and you have received your paper certificate, you will be eligible to apply for a QR code certificate for use in the French Pass Sanitaire system.

If you have received your first or second dose of the vaccine outside Jersey, and the other dose in Jersey, and do not wish submit evidence of the dose administered outside Jersey, then you can request a secure paper single dose letter detailing the Jersey administered dose only by contacting the Covid helpline. If you are eligible, a letter will be sent to your registered address.

Using your COVID Status Certificate for travelling to Jersey

Our Safer Travel Policy allows fully vaccinated passengers reduced testing and isolation requirements when entering Jersey. Testing and isolation requirements will depend on your travel classification.

To be eligible for 'fully vaccinated' status, the following criteria must be met:

  • you must have received a complete course of an MHRA approved vaccine:
    • 2 doses for a 2 dose vaccine (Pfizer, AstraZeneca or Moderna vaccines) or 2 doses of trial vaccine through an approved UK trial
    • 1 dose for a single-dose vaccine (Johnson & Johnson Janssen vaccine)
  • the final dose must have been administered at least 2 weeks prior to arrival in Jersey
  • you must make a legal declaration of your fully vaccinated status on the pre-travel registration form
  • you must provide evidence of vaccination status on request on arrival in Jersey (unless you have been vaccinated under the Government of Jersey Vaccination Programme)

Vaccinated in Jersey

If you have been vaccinated in Jersey and have had your second dose more than 2 weeks before your planned travel, you'll need to input your social security number into your travel form before arriving in Jersey. 

You won't need to show your COVID Status Certificate on arrival into Jersey.

Vaccinated outside of Jersey

If you have received a completed course of an MHRA approved COVID-19 vaccine from anywhere in the world, and have had your final dose more than 2 weeks before your planned travel, you can declare your vaccination status on your pre-travel registration form before arriving in Jersey.

Proof of your vaccination status, using approved evidence from your country of residence, must be available on request.

Acceptable evidence of fully vaccinated status for people not vaccinated in Jersey

Your evidence should be provided in English or have a translation, where possible. Your evidence must contain the following information:

  • your full name
  • details of all doses of your vaccination, including:
    • the date of all doses (your final dose must have been more than 2 weeks before your planned travel)
    • the type of vaccine received (must be MHRA approved or part of an approved UK trial)

Other forms of evidence may contain additional information, including:

  • your date of birth
  • country of vaccination

Evidence of fully vaccinated status can be:

  • a government issued secure paper letter
  • a government approved app showing evidence of vaccine records
  • completed government issued vaccination appointment card
  • PDF of GP record of vaccination 
  • an official letter from an institution demonstrating participation of a UK approved trial. This must be an official letter from the chief investigator of the UK trial, or the local principal investigator for the trial site, be on official headed paper and include details of the study title and design

You can submit evidence of vaccination from more than one jurisdiction as proof of fully vaccinated status. For example, someone who has received their first vaccine in England and second vaccine in Jersey, will be able to upload details of both these doses separately.

Make sure you have evidence of your fully vaccinated status and photographic ID to confirm your identity.

The criteria is subject to change, particularly when more secure COVID Status Certification documents are issued by all countries. You're strongly advised to recheck the list of acceptable evidence prior to travel.

More information about vaccination status and travelling to Jersey

International travel

You can show your COVID Status Certificate as proof of your vaccination status when travelling abroad.

The rules of entry for other countries are changing frequently and some may require proof of vaccination. You also may need to follow other rules when travelling abroad, such as getting a negative pre-departure test or testing on arrival.

Make sure you:

  • check the entry requirements for your destination country on the GOV.UK foreign travel advice pages
  • get up-to-date information from the website of your destination country
  • confirm with your destination country that they will accept a Jersey COVID Status Certificate as proof of vaccination status

You may still be required to show other proof like a negative (PCR) test, and you may still have to isolate on arrival.

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