Beware of Covid scams

Please beware of Covid scams. Remember, the NHS will never ask for your bank details, so please be aware of suspicious emails or text messages. Find out more about scam emails, texts and phone calls here.

Criminals are still using the NHS Covid Pass as a way to target the public by convincing them to hand over money, financial details and personal information. The government is phasing out the need for a Covid Pass, however, until 1 April some venues or events may still choose to require proof of Covid-19 status as a condition of entry. A Covid Pass will also continue to be required for travel, visit gov.uk for the latest foreign travel advice.

The NHS App is available in England for free. The NHS Covid Pass is free. The NHS will never ask for payment or any financial details. The NHS will never issue fines or penalties relating to your NHS Covid Pass.

In response to these scams, the NHS has put together an awareness resource, see below, to help you identify a genuine Covid Pass.

Infographic. Beware of Covid Pass Fraud. Criminals are using the NHS Covid Pass as a way to target the public by convincing them to hand over money, financial details and personal information. They are sending imitation text messages, emails and making phone calls pretending to be from the NHS, and offering fake vaccine certificates for sale online and through social media. The NHS App is free. The NHS Covid Pass is free. The NHS will never ask for payment or any financial details. The NHS will never issue fines or penalties relating to your NHS Covid Pass. Do not response to requests for money or important personal information such as bank details or passwords. Be alert to links attachments in unexpected text messages or emails. The NHS Covid Pass is avilable to demonstrate your Covid-19 status either in a digital or paper format via the NHS App, the NHS website or by calling 119.

For information on how to get your free NHS Covid Pass visit – NHS Covid Pass – NHS (www.nhs.uk)