Businesses do not need to take any action with My Vaccine Pass until the COVID-19 Protection Framework is in place on 3 December.
When the COVID-19 Protection Framework is in place, some businesses will be required to check customers’ My Vaccine Pass with the NZ Pass Verifier app in certain traffic light settings.
Requirements will depend on the business sector and the choices the business has made about how they will operate under the framework. Guidance will be published soon on www.business.govt.nz about the new framework criteria.
Businesses are now able to download the NZ pass verifier app in the Google Play Store and Apple and the Apple app store
A valid scanned pass will show the person’s name and date of birth (as shown on the My Vaccine Pass) along with a green tick and the word 'valid'.
If the NZ Vaccine Pass is not valid, the app will tell you why this might be, this could include:
the pass has expired
or the QR code can’t be verified.
To scan another pass, tap the ‘Scan again’ button or swipe the results screen downwards to dismiss it.
Scanning a pass doesn't tell you whether a person is fully vaccinated or not – just if they meet the vaccination requirements. A person can either be fully vaccinated or medically exempt (a very small number of New Zealanders will be exempt). This maintains the privacy of those who medically cannot be vaccinated.