The update was rolled out across the state on Friday, just five days after Greater Sydney emerged from lockdown and ahead of the further easing of restrictions from as early as Monday at 80 per cent double-dose vaccination coverage.
“This is an extra digital service to make life easier for the businesses and customers of NSW as we open back up,” Minister for Digital and Customer Service Victor Dominello said.
“NSW is the first jurisdiction in Australia to roll out an integrated QR code solution for displaying vaccination status statewide.
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“When someone visits a venue, they’ll be able to show their green check-in tick and vaccination status simultaneously, saving staff and customers time.”
Integrating the COVID-19 digital certificate will be optional but Mr Dominello believes “it will be the by far the easiest and quickest way to prove you’re fully vaccinated”.
The rollout of the updated app comes after the government conducted a pilot with clubs, aged care facilities and taxis in Port Macquarie, Tamworth, Wagga Wagga and Lismore, as well as with internal government participants.
The update was rolled out across the state on Friday, just five days after Greater Sydney emerged from lockdown. Picture: Service NSW
“I would like to thank the Federal Government, in particular Minister Stuart Robert, for his support and collaboration in making this happen and sharing the data at the end of last month,” Mr Dominello said.
“I also want to thank the businesses and individuals who participated in the various industry-based trials this week in Port Macquarie, Lismore, Tamworth and Wagga and Wagga. Your feedback has been invaluable in getting us to this point ahead of schedule.
“Integrating the vaccine certificate also helps future proof our State’s digital infrastructure in the event that proof of vaccination is ever required again or if it’s still needed in certain settings like international travel.”
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HOW TO ADD YOUR VACCINATION CERTIFICATE TO THE SERVICE NSW APP:
Ensure your Federal MyGov account is linked to Medicare
Download the Express Plus Medicare app and sign in with your MyGov account details
Select ‘Proof of vaccinations’ and then ‘View history’
Select ‘Share with check in app’ and then ‘Service NSW’
Residents were already able to prove their vaccination status through the Express Plus Medicare app or the digital wallet on their phone.
Customers without a smartphone can print a vaccination certificate from their Medicare account or contact Services Australia for a paper certificate.

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