Islanders who are aged 16 and over are being encouraged to download the YOTI app in preparation for accessing the digital COVID Status Certification (CSC) scheme, which will include a QR code.
The QR code will be used to provide proof of vaccination for travel purposes and domestic use in other countries.
Islanders are being asked to download and register on the free YOTI app to securely prove their identity. YOTI Digital ID is the approved Government Digital ID provider that gives safe and secure access to the Government’s online services.
The YOTI app is already being used in a similar way for the online tax registration process, and over 30,000 Islanders are already successfully registered to the secure authentication app.
If an Islander is already registered to YOTI, they will not be required to register again to obtain their digital CSC.
Minister for External Relations, Senator Ian Gorst, said: “Our teams are working hard to deliver a digital solution to the current COVID Status Certification paper documents. The QR code technology will allow Islanders to travel more freely to international countries.
“Islanders will not be able to access their vaccination records online unless they sign up to YOTI, so I would encourage Islanders to download and register to the app as soon as possible. Sometimes it can take a few days for any manual data matching to take place, so it’s important that Islanders register as soon as they can to ensure they have access to the digital CSC once it’s available in the coming weeks.”
Islanders can create a onegov account online. More information on when the Digital CSC will launch will follow in the coming weeks.