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How to get a Covid card into Apple Wallet when new Omicron restrictions go into effect

The NHS app is likely to crash, which isn’t ideal when you’ll need it much more to get into clubs, football pitches and other venues.

From Wednesday 15 December, those in the UK will have to present a vaccine passport or a recent negative side-flow test, or they will not be allowed in.

You will not pass

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You will not passCredit: PA

This applies to locations that are not covered inside with more than 500 people, locations that are used outside with more than 4,000 people, and any location with more than 10,000 people.

You can get a paper version of the letter, but most people use this app.

The problem is, the app has been buggy in the past which means the QR code to prove the vaccine failed to load status.

Just hours after Boris Johnson announced Plan B Covid regulations The application is faulty this week.

But there is another way you can keep your vaccine passport on your phone without the risk of getting it suspended online.

You can add it to your phone’s virtual wallet where it will be saved offline.

Plus, it’s a lot more convenient.

Warning, QR codes expire in a month, so be prepared to go through the steps again to renew them at some point.

Remember you also need to sign up for an account with the NHS, it’s not approved right away, so don’t leave it until the night you’re going out.

How to add a Covid Card to Apple Wallet

From your iPhone, you need to download and install the NHS app.

Open the app, log in and select NHS COVID Pass.

Next, you need to touch inland.

Then a QR code will appear – tap the button below it that says Add to Apple Wallet.

The card will then show up as a blue card. Light weight add at the top right.

It is done.

To use your COVID Pass in your wallet every time, simply double-click the main button on the side of your iPhone and select it.

How to add a Covid Card on an Android phone

Download and install the NHS app from the Google Play Store.

Open the app, log in and select NHS COVID Pass.

Next, you need to touch inland.

Then a QR code will appear – tap the button below it that says GPay Save to phone.

Then touch Continue below the blue tag.

Scroll to the bottom of terms and conditions and select I agree.

Light weight Next.

Light weight More shortcuts.

Light weight Add to home screen.

It will then appear as its own icon for you to choose from your phone’s home screen.

Covid cards in other countries

If you live in Wales you cannot use the NHS App to get your NHS Covid Card, and you must log in via the NHS website.

If you are in Scotland you can access Covid Status for free NHS Scotland Covid Status app On mobile devices.

In Northern Ireland you can use it for free COVIDCert NI Mobile App.

The rule changes will come into force for the UK from Wednesday

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The rule changes will come into force for the UK from WednesdayCredit: Getty
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In other news, Google has taken action against big hacking operation which it claims has infected more than a million devices.

The scammers are trick the victim transferring thousands of pounds by posing as their close family members on WhatsApp.

Samsung is said to be killing Its favorite Note smartphone after more than a decade.

And the UK is fighting a Translation of hacking attacks targeted at consumers and businesses, according to officials.


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Caroline Bleakley

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