NHS COVID Pass medical exemptions

In line with removing the domestic NHS COVID Pass for use in venues or events as a condition of entry, the medical exemptions service is no longer accepting new applications.

If you have already submitted a medical exemption application that requires assessment, GPs and secondary care clinicians will continue processing medical exemption application forms until 11 July 2022. The clinical decision on your medical exemption is final. You cannot appeal the decision. However, if you are unsatisfied with the process of gaining an exemption, you can raise it with your local commissioning body or call the 119 service to report your feedback.

Your medical exemption will still be included in the ‘View COVID-19 Records’ section with an expiry date (if applicable).

Pregnancy is no longer grounds for a medical exemption. Exemptions already granted based on pregnancy will remain valid until the expiry date.

A medical exemption is not valid for international travel. There are no arrangements in place with other countries to accept people from the UK who cannot be vaccinated for medical reasons and treat them the same as a fully vaccinated traveller.

Your medical exemption will not appear in the travel NHS COVID Pass. It is up to other countries to decide whether or not residents in England with a medical exemption can follow the same rules for travel as those who are fully vaccinated.

Visit the government website for further information