Covid-19: Digital vaccine certificate app 'ready from 26 July'

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The Northern Ireland mentation of the Covid-19 vaccine certificate app should beryllium acceptable to spell from Monday, 26 July, the Department of Health has said.

Currently travellers are utilizing an interim system to beryllium that they person had some jabs.

Anyone travelling from Northern Ireland betwixt 20 and 25 July tin entree a downloadable certificate and QR code.

Dr Eddie O'Neill, from the department, said certificates are "designed specially for the EU specification".

He said the certificate and QR codification should beryllium readily usable wrong the EU.

Dr O'Neill said erstwhile radical download the app, they'll beryllium invited to registry an account, beryllium their individuality and past beryllium capable to petition a certificate.

"There's an automated matching process and past connected their app they volition beryllium capable to get the QR code," helium told the BBC's Good Morning Ulster programme.

He said that it works successful a akin mode to the NHS app successful England.

Last week, much than 2 cardinal radical successful the Republic of Ireland got their certificates, which incorporate QR codes, by email and post.

Another 1,776 affirmative cases of Covid-19 successful Northern Ireland were recorded connected Monday - that fig is much than triple the fig reported connected Sunday which was 537.

There has been 1 further coronavirus-related death.

The Department of Health successful Northern Ireland is awaiting a determination from the Joint Committee connected Vaccinations and Immunisation connected whether Covid-19 jabs should beryllium offered to under-18s.

A Covid-19 vaccine is presently disposable to anyone implicit the property of 18.

The Joint Committee connected Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) advises authorities ministers connected which radical should beryllium offered a vaccine.

Mr Jenrick told the BBC's Andrew Marr Show: "We are inactive awaiting the last proposal from the JCVI astir extending the vaccination programme to younger people.

"It seems similar a sensible happening to do. The grounds we person received truthful acold is compelling and ministers are going to marque a determination equipped with the proposal successful the coming days."

Meanwhile, the Department of Health is continuing to run a fig of walk-in Covid-19 vaccine clinics crossed Northern Ireland this week.

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