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General News / July 12, 2021

Digital Covid certificates will be rolled out to fully vaccinated people from today

General News / July 12, 2021

Digital Covid certificates will be rolled out to fully vaccinated people from today

The “vaccine pass” will be distributed to Irish people who have been fully vaccinated from July 12th

Fully vaccinated people will receive their EU Digital Covid Certificates from today. Over one million Irish people who were vaccinated via the Health Service Executive [HSE] portal will receive the certificate via email.

While those who received their vaccine through different means (including through their GPs and pharmacies) will receive their certificate by post by the end of the week.

Certificates contain a QR code that contains encrypted data on the individual’s vaccination status which was obtained by the HSE.

People who have recovered from Covid in the last six months can apply for a Certificate of Recovery from a dedicated helpline, which Minister of State Ossian Smith who was speaking to RTE, has said will be operational by 19 July.

The digital certificate, Certificate of Recovery and negative PRC test are expected to be crucial to travelling in the coming months. With the Department of Justice officials expected to conduct spot checks on passengers returning or entering Ireland.

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