The vaccine certification Apps scheme is being updated as part of planned changes to reduce the amount of personal information which is shared.
As a result, businesses should now update the customer COVID Check (verifier) App to ensure the QR code shows a green tick when scanned.
In addition, the personal NHS Covid Status app, which allows people to access venues and premises, will also be updated on Thursday October 21. Customers seeking to access venues affected should download the update from Thursday at noon to ensure they have the domestic QR code added to their app so it shows a green tick when scanned to confirm they are double vaccinated.
The green tick will replace the dates of vaccination currently displayed on the app and will reduce the amount of personal health data being shared.
The current version of the COVID Status App will still continue to work until next week to allow people time to download the latest version. Users will eventually have to download the update in order to continue to access venues covered by the scheme.
Updated guidance on using the App has been published.
People using a letter obtained through NHS Inform as proof of their vaccination status will still be able to use this to access premises covered by the scheme. PDFs downloaded onto a mobile device will also continue to work.
Businesses operating the vaccine certification scheme will need to update the COVID Check app to ensure they have the latest version. Guidance for businesses has been updated which provides advice on the steps they need to take to update the app.
Businesses can download the verifier app at the covidcheck.scot website.
The Covid Check Verification App is used by businesses to check QR codes. This update will mean that if a venue scans the international QR code only a green tick will be seen.