Demonstrating your COVID-19 vaccination status allows you to show others that you’ve had a full course of the COVID-19 vaccine when travelling abroad to some countries or territories. A full course is currently 2 doses of any approved vaccine.
COVID-19 vaccination status is available to people who live in England.
You can get your vaccination status in digital or paper format.
The service will go live from Monday 17 May.
How to access your COVID-19 vaccination status
Through the NHS App
You can access your COVID-19 vaccination status through the free NHS App from 17 May. You can access the app through mobile devices such as a smartphone or tablet. Proof of your COVID-19 vaccination status will be shown within the NHS App. We recommend that you register with the app before booking international travel.
By calling 119
If you do not have access to a smartphone and know that the country you are travelling to requires COVID-19 vaccination status, you can call the NHS helpline on 119 (from 17 May) and ask for a letter to be posted to you. This must be at least 5 working days after you’ve completed your course of the vaccine. We expect the letter to take up to 5 working days to reach you.
The letter will be sent automatically to the address registered with your GP. The 119 call handler you speak to will not be able to see your address to check this with you. If you’ve recently moved house, make sure you’ve given your new address to your GP practice before calling 119.
Do not contact your GP surgery about your COVID-19 vaccination status. GPs cannot provide letters showing your COVID-19 vaccination status.
Residents and Key Workers will be able to visit the Mansion House for free when it reopens on Wednesday 19th May. The Council says that it is a way of giving something back to York residents and Key Workers as the City reopens following the covid-19 pandemic. The offer will be until 31st May 2021.
There have been no further hospital deaths announced today. It is now 3 weeks since the last fatality occurred at the York Hospital Trust.
The total death toll among York residents during the pandemic has risen by one. The latest ONS figures up to 30th April reveal that one home fatality was reported during the latest week.
One additional positive test result today. This brings the cumulative total up to 12,321
The number of cases in the City remains at 29.
Rate /100k population figure remains at 13.77. It is expected to increase slightly over next few days.
60.7% of York’s adult residents have now had their first vaccination.
31.2% have had their second dose.
3,982 PCR tests were conducted during the week ending 6th May 2021
Of these, 0.7% were positive. That represented an increase on the previous days figure of 0.6%
In addition, 2,931 “lateral flow” tests were conducted on 10th May 2021
Under the latest easing of lockdown restrictions from next Monday:
• People in England will be able to meet outdoors in groups of up to 30 people; and meet indoors in groups of up to six people, or as two households. Children of any age, including babies, will count towards the limit of six people indoors
• People will have the choice whether to socially distance with close family and friends they are meeting up with. But they are urged to remain cautious about the risks of hugging
• Secondary schools and colleges will no longer require pupils to wear masks in classrooms or communal areas
• All university students will be able to return to in-person teaching
• Pubs, bars and restaurants will be able to serve people indoors, while cinemas, museums and indoor children’s play areas will reopen
• Theatres, concert venues, conference centres and sports stadiums can reopen, albeit with limits on the size of audiences and crowds
• Adult sports can resume indoors and saunas and steam rooms can reopen
• People will be allowed to stay overnight somewhere else in the UK in groups of up to six people, or two households
• People will be able to travel abroad to those countries on the “green list”
• Weddings, receptions and other life events will be allowed to take place with up to 30 people
• The cap on the number of people allowed to attend funerals will be lifted, in line with how many people can be safely accommodated in venues
• Care home residents will be able to have up to five named visitors and allowed greater freedoms to make visits out of their homes
Despite the further easing of restrictions on the number of guests allowed at weddings, Downing Street said people in England will not be allowed to dance at weddings.
There have been no further hospital deaths announced today
Six additional positive test results were announced today. Brings cumulative total up to 12,320
The number of cases in the City falls from 33 to 29.
We are currently seeing a fairly stable picture with around 5 new cases being identified, on average, each day.
The rate /100k population now 13.77. It is likely to fluctuate around 15 for the rest of the week.
The graph below, which compares the trends seen in the three COVID-19 waves, has been reset to focus on the recovery period. This highlights that there is still some way to go before infection rates are as low as was seen last summer.
4005 PCR tests were carried out in the City during the week ending 5th May.
Of these, 0.6% were positive. This is lower than the 0.8% recorded on the previous day.
In addition, 4292 “lateral flow” tests were conducted on 9th May
Small increase (1) today in the number of COVID-19 cases being treated at the hospital
The data is accurate as at 8.00 a.m. on Friday 07.05.21. Some narrative for the data covering the latest period is provided here below:
People with Covid Symptoms
• NHS Pathways/111 triages – as at 3.5.21 there had been 102 total covid triages in the CYC area in the last 7 days. The peak number of triages was 653 in the 7 day period to 20.9.20.
• As at 6.5.21, the Covid Symptom App estimates 109 per 100,000 in York with symptomatic covid (responses from a sample of 3,801 people). The peak rate was 1,283 on 7.1.21.
• As at 7.5.21 York has had 12,297 cases since the start of the pandemic, a rate of 5,839 per 100,000 of population. The cumulative rate in York is below the national (6,874) and regional (7,189) averages. Cases identified through Lateral Flow Tests will be removed if they have a negative follow up PCR test within 72 hours so the cumulative total of cases can, on occasions, go down.
• The PHE ‘Exceedance’ rating compares the no. of new cases over a 14 day period with the previous 6 weeks and provides a RAG rating to indicate if the previously observed trend in the number of new cases is worsening. The latest rating for York (3.5.21) is Red. In recent weeks the number of cases have been low in York which has an effect on the thresholds used to determine the RAG rating – a small change can mean the difference between a red, amber and green rating.
• The provisional rate of new Covid cases per 100,000 of population for the period 28.4.21 to 4.5.21 in York is 15.7 (33 cases). (Using data published on Gov.uk on 6.5.21).
• The latest official “validated” rate of new Covid cases per 100,000 of population for the period 25.4.21 to 1.5.21 in York was 18.5 (39 cases). The national and regional averages at this date were 22.5 and 44.1 respectively (using data published on Gov.uk on 6.5.21).
• York is currently ranked 72nd out of 149 Upper Tier Local Authorities (UTLAs) in England with a rank of 1 indicating the lowest 7 day rate.
• For the 7 day period 24.4.21.to 30.4.21, 1 ward (Heworth) had seen a statistically significant fall in rates compared with the 7 day period 17.4.21 to 23.4.21. For the remaining wards there had been no significant change. The number of cases in each ward varied from 0 to 7 and rates varied from 0 to 72 per 100,000. 6 wards had zero cases.
• The rate of new Covid cases per 100,000 of population for the period 25.4.21 to 1.5.21 for people aged 60+ in York was 6.1 (3 cases). The national and regional averages were 7.8 and 12.9 respectively.
• As at 4.5.21, the latest 7 day positivity rate in York (Pillar 2 PCR tests only) was 1.11%. The national and regional averages are 1.0% and 2.4% respectively.
• As at 4.5.21 the latest 7 day positivity rate in York (Pillar 2 Lateral Flow Tests only) was 0.08%. The national and regional averages are 0.1% and 0.2% respectively.
• As at 4.5.21 the latest 7 day positivity rate in York (Pillar 1 tests only) was 0.1%. The national average is 0.4%.
• As at 30.4.21 York University reported 3 individuals within the University community who was currently self-isolating because they have had a positive COVID-19 test. The peak number was 331 on the 19.10.20.
• As at 3.5.21 York St. John reported 3 individuals within the University community who were currently self-isolating because they have had a positive COVID-19 test. The peak number was 82 on the 8.10.20.
• Since 28.5.20 a total of 11,413 confirmed CYC Covid cases have been uploaded into the NHS Test and Trace system and 10,311 (90.3%) of the cases have been completed (compared with 86.6% nationally). 26,777 ‘contacts’ of these cases have been identified and 20,332 (75.9%) of these have been completed (compared with 81.2% nationally).
• Local Contact Tracing. Between 10.3.21 and 30.4.21, 180 referrals had been actioned by the local contact tracing service. Of the referrals actioned, 167 (92.8%) were successful and 13 (7.2%) were unable to be reached via phone or home visit, but guidance leaflets were posted where possible. (NB on the 10.3.21 the local CYC team became responsible for contacting all cases rather than just those that the national team could not contact).
Cases in Residential Care Settings
• As at 6.5.21 there was 1 care home in the CYC area with confirmed Covid-19 infection (at least 1 case of either a staff member or resident).
• The latest ‘outbreak’ (2+ cases) in a residential care setting in York were reported by PHE on 25.2.21 (1 home).
Cases amongst School Aged Children
• In the 7 days up to 3.5.21 there were 4 children of primary or secondary school age who tested positive (across 4 different schools).
COVID Bed Occupancy in York Hospital
• As at 4.5.21 there were 0 confirmed Covid-19 patients in General and Acute beds. The peak number was 157 on 19.1.21.
• As at 4.5.21 there was 1 confirmed Covid-19 patient and 0 suspected Covid-19 patients in the Intensive Treatment Unit. The peak number for people in ITU was 19 on 10.5.20.
• As at 4.5.21 there had been 0 patients admitted with suspected Covid-19 and 0 with confirmed Covid-19 in the previous 24 hours.
• As at 4.5.21 there had been 0 confirmed patients discharged with COVID-19 in last 24 hours.
• The ‘R’ value (the number of people that one infected person will pass on a virus to, on average) for the North East and Yorkshire area on 30.4.21 was estimated to be in the range 0.8 to 1.0. The previous estimate was (0.7 to 1.0) on 23.4.21.
• As at 5.5.21 a total of 102,323 CYC residents have had the first dose of the vaccine. This represents 48.6% of the estimated total population of York and 58.8% of the estimated adult (18+) population of York.
• As at 5.5.21 a total of 49,913 CYC residents have had both doses of the vaccine. This represents 23.7% of the estimated total population of York and 28.7% of the estimated adult (18+) population of York.
The two sources about deaths from Covid-19 at LA level are ONS data and local registrar data. They are derived from the same source (civil registration data). ONS data is more comprehensive as it includes deaths of York residents which have occurred and been registered outside York. Local registrar data provides a breakdown by age and gender. The most recently available data is summarised below:
• ONS Weekly data: In the most recent period (Week 16: 17.4.21 to 23.4.21) 0 Covid-19 deaths were recorded as having occurred for CYC residents. In weeks 13, 14 and 15 there had been 2, 0 and 2 deaths respectively.
• ONS Cumulative data: Since the start of the pandemic, for deaths occurring up to 23rd April 2021 and registered up to 1st May 2021, 395 Covid-19 deaths were recorded as having occurred for CYC residents (228 in hospital, 135 in care homes, 24 at home/elsewhere and 8 in a hospice). The number of deaths per 100,000 of population in York is 187.54 which is lower than the national average of 231.27
• Age / Gender breakdown (using registrar data): The average age of the CYC residents who died was 82.1, with an age range of 44-104. The age profile of the CYC residents who have died is older than the national average (79.5% were aged 75+ compared with 73.1% nationally). 48% of the CYC residents who died were male. The national average is 54.3%.
There have been no further deaths announced today by the York Hospital Trust.
The government has released an updated set of figures today detailing the number of deaths suffered by York residents as a result of the pandemic. During the latest available week (ending 23rd April) no additional fatalities were recorded. This means that the total death toll among York residents remains at 377.
Four additional positive test results today bring the total up to 12,290
The number of cases in the City has reduced from 46 to 42.
The rate /100k population has fallen to 19.94. It is on track to continue reducing over the next couple of days.
4275 PCR tests were conducted during the week ending 30th April
Of these, 0.8% were positive. This is the same proportion as the previous day.
2575 “lateral flow” tests were also conducted on 4th May
Two COVID-19 patients are now being cared for by the York Hospital Trust