THE NHS Covid pass app has crashed just hours after Boris Johnson announced the Plan B Covid rules.
The PM told Brits at a press conference last night to work from home and use vaccine passports for nightclubs and football stadiums to battle the spread of the Omicron variant.
The app crashed just hours after the PM announced the Plan B rules
Users who tried to download their pass got an error messageCredit: NHS
Users can download their domestic or travel passes through the NHS England app but many reported technical difficulties accessing the app on social media.
Those who tried to download the domestic pass were faced with a loading screen before it diverted to a page outlining how to get the pass.
Others wanting to download their travel pass were presented with a message which said: “An unexpected error has occurred.”
Some users said they got a message which said: “Please try again later. There are currently issues with accessing the Covid Pass on the NHS app and website. We are investigating the issue and will update as soon as we can.”
One tweeted: “LOL – trying to download my covid pass in the advent of plan b. And the NHS app is experiencing technical difficulties. So what’s the plan c? Useless!”
Another one said: “In the NHS app, the NHS Covid pass is currently showing “too many requests”. Not surprising!”
Someone added: “I’m trying to download my covid pass, but the #nhscovidapp isn’t working… this cant be good…”
It comes hours after Boris Johnson announced England would be moving into Plan B following a spike in cases of the Omicron variant of coronavirus.
The NHS Covid Pass, which can be obtained by having two vaccines or a negative lateral flow test, will be introduced for entry into nightclubs and other large venues.
People will have to show proof they’ve been vaccinated or provide a negative lateral flow test from next Wednesday.
The passes can be downloaded from the NHS app and saved onto mobile phones or saved as a PDF and printed off. They last for 30 days.
A statement from NHS Digital said: “We are aware of an issue affecting access to the NHS Covid Pass on the NHS App and website. We are investigating this as a priority and will update as soon as we can.”
A further statement issued later added: “We are continuing to investigate the current issues with the NHS COVID Pass and will provide an update as soon as possible. We apologise for any issues this may have caused and appreciate your patience as we work to resolve it.”