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Wales to use Covid pass from October

Over 18s will have to show the pass to enter nightclubs and large events

The requirement to show an NHS Covid pass will come into force from 11 October in Wales, meaning over 18s will have to show the pass to enter nightclubs and large events. 

People who are fully vaccinated in Wales can already download the NHS Covid pass to securely show and share their vaccine status. It also allows people to show they have had a negative lateral flow test result within the last 48 hours.

First minister Mark Drakeford said: “We have high levels of the virus in our communities and while our fantastic vaccination programme has helped stop thousands more people from becoming seriously ill or dying, the pressure on the NHS is increasing.

“We hope introducing the requirement to show a Covid Pass will help keep venues and events – many of which have only recently started trading again – open.”

He added: “Showing a Covid Pass is already part of our collective effort to keep businesses open with some major events, such as the successful Green Man Festival, using it. We will continue to work closely with all businesses affected to ensure a smooth introduction and operation of this system.”

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