What this is
The expiry date is only for the 2D Barcode only. It is not for your vaccination information.
Why there is an expiry date
From 10 June the barcodes will be automatically refreshed every 30 days to protect your data. The
fact that the expiry date of 21 June that was shown when we launched the NHS COVID Pass service
on the app was the same as the earliest date for Step 4 on the roadmap out of lockdown was purely
The UK Government is contributing to the emerging international standards. The expiry date is only for the 2D Barcode code, which will be refreshed automatically in the NHS App and on the NHS website when these standards are agreed.
The 2D Barcode will automatically update when they expire, and anyone using the downloadable PDF option will be able to retrieve the new 2D Barcode for use after the expiry date.