NSW ramps up plan for COVID vaccination passport for venues

First touted by NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian last month, plans for NSW residents to show proof of COVID vaccination on their phones before entering venues are a step closer.

The Daily Telegraph has reported that talks between Service NSW and the Federal Government are now underway around data-sharing arrangements that would allow people to publicly ­display vaccine certificates the Service NSW app, which has been downloaded by three quarters of the state’s adult population.

“I want to thank the people of NSW for downloading the Service NSW app more than four million times … which continues to keep our community safe from COVID-19,” said Berejiklian.

“We are using technology to enhance the user experience and prioritise public safety, and these figures show that citizens have embraced our digital solutions.”

All eyes are on Israel which has released a green passport app which allows those who have been vaccinated to enter gyms, hotels, theatres, and concerts, with indoor dining in restaurants and bars is due to be included next week.