The Norther Ireland Department of Health has launched CovidCertNI to make it easier for people to access their Covid passport on their smartphone or tablet.
The NHS App now has 4.8 million registered users, of which 1.3m are new users since it was announced it would be used for Covid-19 passports.
The government has announced Covid-19 passports will be used from May 17, but what are they, how will they work and who is eligible to use one?
Professor Eerke Boiten, a professor in cyber security, told Digital Health News that “too little” is known about how Covid-19 passports will be used.
Users of Patient Access who have requested their medical record from their GP can now find a Covid-19 vaccination status on their homepage when they log in.
Announcing the countries that will be on the UK’s ‘green’ travel list the transport secretary said the app would be used as a Covid-19 passport from 17 May.
The National Data Guardian confirmed to Digital Health it had been contacted by people concerned about the “way that the coronavirus booking website works”.
Speaking at Digital Health Rewired on 19 March, Dr Alan Karthikesalingam said big technology companies have become an important tool for public health.
In his next column for Digital Health, Davey Winder explores what lengths cybercriminals are going to during the Covid-19 pandemic.