Government guidance issued 1st October explains how you can apply for official proof that, for medical reasons, you’re unable to be vaccinated and/or tested for COVID-19.

Goverment guidance on how to apply for proof you’re unable to be vaccinated/tested for COVID-19

Some individuals are unable to be vaccinated and/or tested for medical reasons. Here is guidance issued by the Government on how to apply for proof that you have a medical reason why you should not be vaccinated and/or tested.

If you are a resident in England and have taken part, or are taking part, in a COVID-19 vaccine clinical trial you can apply using this guidance for proof that you have been fully vaccinated.

Short-term exemptions will also be available for those with short-term medical conditions and as an option that some pregnant women may choose to take.    See the guidance  for further information on thi this

If you get this proof of medical exemption you’ll be able to use the NHS COVID Pass wherever you need to prove your COVID-19 status within England.

A carer can apply on behalf of the person they care for.

All exemptions will be confirmed by your doctor, specialist clinician or midwife. If approved, your NHS COVID Pass can then be used to prove your status.

The domestic NHS COVID Pass will look and work the same for people with medical exemptions as it will for people who are fully vaccinated. The pass will not show that you have a medical exemption.