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More Able To Apply For Covid Status Certificate

Islanders who got one coronavirus vaccine dose in Jersey and the other one somewhere else can now apply for a certificate to prove full vaccination.

Until now, only people who got both jabs in Jersey could get a Covid Status certificate.

A form can now be completed on the government website to upload evidence of the dose that was given outside of Jersey.

The following will be accepted as evidence:

  • A government or health authority issued appointment card
  • A government or health authority issued app
  • A GP record showing vaccine status

Once its approved by the vaccination team, the record will be updated and a paper certificate will be issued through the post.

"I am pleased that we will now be able to issue a single Covid Status Certificate showing full vaccination status from multiple jurisdictions. It is good that we can now resolve the issue which has been faced by a number of Islanders, particularly university students who have received one dose in the UK and one dose in Jersey.

"It will take up to two weeks for an application to be approved and a certificate issued, I’d like to urge only those Islanders who are due to travel within the next few weeks to complete the form so that they receive first priority. Additionally, university students who may have delayed getting vaccinated due to worries about how the Covid Status Certificate would work should no longer be concerned, and are recommended to get their first or second dose at the Vaccination Centre before heading off to university." - Senator Lyndon Farnham, Deputy Chief Minister.

The government says it's still working on a fully digital Covid certificate - and it's working with the UK to make sure Jersey's records will be recognised across the world.

57 countries currently accept the Jersey paper certificate.

People who got their vaccine doses in different places and receive their Covid status certificate will also be able to apply for a QR code certificate to use for access to venues in France.

Vaccine appointments and walk-ins are still taking place at Fort Regent.

Nearly a third of 16 and 17 year olds in Jersey have now had their first coronavirus vaccine dose.

Appointments opened for this age group three weeks ago.

As of Sunday 22 August, 86% of over 18s had received their first jab.

82% are fully vaccinated.

Jersey's vaccine team are also working on a plan to offer 16 and 17 year olds the jab when they return to school.

They've been eligible to get their first dose since early August at Fort Regent.

Becky Sherrington says they're looking at how they can support 16 and 17 year olds when they come back to school and return from their holidays.

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