Add your proof of vaccination status

Add your proof of vaccination status

Add your COVID-19 digital certificate to the Check In Qld app

From 17 December 2021, entry to many Queensland locations and businesses are restricted to those who are fully vaccinated.

If you are 16 years or over, you will need to carry proof of your vaccination status and be prepared to show this upon request.

Read Queensland’s COVID-19 vaccination plans to see where you’ll need to show your vaccination status.

You can add your COVID-19 digital certificate to the Check In Qld app. The updated version of the app allows you to check in and display your vaccination status at the same time.

You will need to:

Having trouble adding your certificate?

These tips might help you if you're having difficulty adding your digital certificate to the app.

Adding your COVID-19 digital certificate to the app

Find out how you can add your COVID-19 digital certificate to the Check In Qld app on your device by using:

You can watch this introduction to adding your COVID-19 digital certificate to the Check In Qld app, and how it can display your vaccination status at the same time.


Check In Qld app

If you're using the Check In Qld mobile app:

  1. Make sure you've updated the Check In Qld app.
  2. Open the app and open the menu from the top left hand side.
  3. Select 'COVID-19 digital certificate' and tap 'add certificate' via myGov.
  4. Log-in to your myGov account, scroll to 'Proof of COVID-19 vaccination' and then select 'Go to Medicare'.
  5. Tap 'View history' and choose 'Share with check in app' and choose to share with Check In Qld.
  6. Tap 'Accept and share', then 'Accept'.

You can also print out instructions on how to add your digital vaccination certificate (PDF, 520 KB) .


Express Plus Medicare mobile app

If you're using the Express Plus Medicare mobile app:

  1. Select 'Proof of vaccinations' from Services.
  2. Select 'View history'.
  3. Select your name, then 'Share with check in app'.
  4. Choose an app to share your certificate with and select 'Share'.

Contact Services Australia if you need assistance to access your Express Plus Medicare mobile app.

Find out more about the Express Plus Medicare mobile app


Medicare online account through myGov

If you’re using your Medicare online account through myGov on your device:

  1. Sign in to your myGov account using a browser on your device.
  2. Select 'Medicare'.
  3. Select 'View proof' in Proof of vaccinations.
  4. Select 'View history'.
  5. Select your name.
  6. Select 'Share with check in app'.
  7. Select ‘Check In Qld' and follow the prompts to add your certificate to your profile.

Contact Services Australia if you need assistance to access your myGov account.

Find out more about Medicare online accounts.


Individual Healthcare Identifier (IHI)

If you’re not eligible for Medicare and need proof of your COVID-19 vaccination online, you’ll need an Individual Healthcare Identifier (IHI). You can get an IHI through myGov.

  1. Sign in to your myGov account using a browser on your device.
  2. Select 'Individual Healthcare Identifiers service'.
  3. Select 'Immunisation history'.
  4. Select 'Share with check in app'.
  5. Select ‘Check In Qld' and follow the prompts to add your digital certificate to your profile.

Contact Services Australia if you need assistance to access your myGov account.


Adding your medical exemption certificate to the app

If you can’t get any of the approved COVID-19 vaccines for medical reasons, this will be recorded by your doctor on your immunisation history statement and on your COVID-19 digital certificate. This is called a medical contraindication.

Your statement or certificate can be used as proof of your vaccination status.

You can also add your certificate to your Check In Qld app.

Other ways to provide your proof of vaccination

If you don’t have a mobile device, there are other ways you can provide proof of your COVID-19 vaccination status or evidence of medical contraindication. Using the Check In Qld app is optional.

You can show businesses and locations:

  • written confirmation of COVID-19 vaccination given to the person, such as a record of vaccine card
  • a COVID-19 digital certificate or printed vaccination certificate from the Australian Immunisation Register
  • an online or printed immunisation history statement for COVID-19, including confirmation of a medical contraindication
  • an international COVID-19 vaccination certificate.

You can access proof of your COVID-19 vaccination status:

  • online using your Medicare online account through myGov
  • by using the Express Plus Medicare app
  • online using the Individual Healthcare Identifiers service through myGov
  • by calling the Australian Immunisation Register on 1800 653 809
  • by asking your GP to print a copy of your immunisation history statement.

Read more about how to get proof of your vaccination status.

Checking in with other people

You can still check in people who can’t do it themselves on the app by using the ‘check in additional people’ option.

If you’re checking in with another person, they will still need to provide their proof of vaccination via the app or by another method.

Showing proof of vaccination for other people you're checking in

Once you’ve added your own COVID-19 digital certificate to your Check In Qld app on your device, you can then add COVID-19 digital certificates of guests including children you regularly check-in with.

This can be done by the guest signing into their myGov account and authorising to send their certificate to the Check In Qld app, on the device of the person they are wanting to share their certificate with.

For those under 14 years and vaccinated, parents or guardians can do this on their behalf, following the same process.

Businesses and locations responsibilities in checking vaccination status

Businesses and locations that are restricted to vaccinated customers may ask to see your vaccination status.

Customers 16 years and over must carry proof of their vaccination status and be prepared to show this upon request.

If staff ask to verify your vaccination status, they are only doing their job and taking reasonable steps to enforce the restrictions.

Read more about the requirements for businesses.

Information collected by the Check In Qld app

Read the Check In Qld privacy statement.

Submit a compliment or complaint

Submit a compliment or complaint online or call 134 COVID (13 42 68).

Related information

Read the Public Health and Social Measures Linked to Vaccination Status Direction (Schedule 1) for a list of where the Check In Qld app must be used.

Download and install the app (get it on Google Play or download from the App Store).

Find Check In Qld app resources in other languages.

Last updated:
27 January 2022