'GET READY': How you'll prove vaccination status to get in the pub

·News Reporter
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NSW Health has confirmed residents will "soon" access their Covid vaccination passports through the Service NSW app.

The department offered a glimpse of what that will look like on Sunday morning. 

In a short video, they said the passports will be available soon, suggesting in time for once 70 per cent of the eligible residents are double vaccinated and proof is needed for entry to premises such as pubs and restaurants.

The state is expected to hit that mark at some point in October.

"Get ready to get back to what you love," NSW Health tweeted.

What your vaccine proof could look like at pubs and restaurants from next month in NSW. Source: NSW Health
What your vaccine proof could look like at pubs and restaurants from next month in NSW. Source: NSW Health

A mock up image of the passport shows the person's name and mobile number listed and includes a big green tick next to text indicating the user has displayed their certificate at check-in. It is unclear if the certificates will be housed in the app or externally.

Currently residents across Australia can access a Covid vaccination certificate once they have received both doses via the Medicare app or through their MyGov account. If residents have neither, they can receive proof via post.

It is believed the Service NSW app will continue to use a QR code check in system which will integrate vaccine status when checking into a location – the same system currently in use. 

Earlier this week Digital Minister Victor Dominello shared an image of what appeared to be a trial version of the app. 

Premier Gladys Berejiklian had previously suggested her government was working on a separate app.

On Monday, double vaccinated residents will be able to meet outside in groups of five outside of LGAS of concern and within their LGAs or 5km radiuses. 

Thousands of Sydneysiders sparked controversy on Saturday amid scorching temperatures when they flocked to Bondi and other beaches.

Images showed a lack of mask wearing, social distancing and compliance with the Public Health Order gathering limits.

Causing further panic was an exposure notice issued by Woolworths for its Bondi Junction store on Saturday afternoon. 

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