From Monday 11 October People will be required to show the NHS COVID pass to demonstrate they are either fully vaccinated or have had a recent negative lateral flow test, to enter the following venues and events:

  • nightclubs
  • indoor non-seated events of more than 500 people, where people are mixing closely for prolonged periods
  • outdoor non-seated events of over 4,000, where people will be mixing closely for prolonged periods
  • any event, of any nature, which has more than 10,000 people in attendance

The NHS COVID pass allows people to prove they have either been fully vaccinated or to provide evidence of a negative lateral flow test.

The system is working and you are already individuals are able to access the pass using the NHS digital system which allows you to produce a COVID pass using a smart phone, a computer or laptop. Access your COVID pass (on

Further information and guidance will be made available by the Welsh Government in the near future. Read the current guidance on accessing the COVID pass.

Lateral flow tests can be ordered from the Welsh Government website: Get rapid lateral flow COVID-19 tests if you do not have symptoms.

Notwithstanding that requirement, all business and event organisers must still undertake a full coronavirus Risk Assessment and put in place reasonable measures to minimise the risk of coronavirus as they currently do.

For events below the above levels which are pre-ticketed, consideration should be given to asking attendees to complete a pre-attendance health check questionnaire or, whether pre-ticketed or not, asking attendees to provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 test or of being fully vaccinated.

About Eirlys Jones

Eirlys is the Commercial Director at North Wales Tourism and can be contacted at or connect with her on LinkedIn you can also follow her on Twitter @EirlysJones5