How can I show my vaccination status

Following the Victorian Government’s health advice and the Victorian Roadmap, our Victorian centres will reopen from Wednesday 3 November. In line with the Victorian Government restrictions, any guardians accompanying children in our centre must be fully vaccinated, as well as any swimmers over the age of 16. All of our staff and teachers working when we reopen are fully vaccinated.

How do I show my vaccination status?​

As of November 3 2021, anyone aged 16 and above will need to show proof of their COVID vaccination status to many businesses and premises. ​The easiest way is to add your COVID digital certificate to the Services Victoria app (which you use to check in at all premises).​

How do I add my COVID digital certificate to the Service Victoria app?

You can add your COVID-19 digital certificate to the Service Victoria app from the Medicare Express Plus app or your myGov account.

Add your COVID-19 digital certificate using the Medicare Express Plus app​

  1. Make sure you have the Express Plus Medicare app. This can be downloaded from the App store or Google Play store.
  2. Update your Service Victoria app at the App store or Google Play store.
  3. Open the Express Plus Medicare app.
  4. Tap ‘Proof of vaccinations’.
  5. Tap ‘View history’.
  6. Tap ‘Share with check in app’.
  7. You’ll see a list of apps that you can share your certificate to. Tap ‘share’ next to Service Victoria.
  8. Read the conditions and then, if you agree, tap ‘Accept and share’.
  9. Tap ‘Add certificate’.
  10. If you see a screen which says ‘Show your COVID-19 digital certificate with an orange button at the bottom which says ‘Add certificate via myGov’ tap ‘Close’ in the top left corner.
  11. Your COVID-19 digital certificate is now added to your Service Victoria app and linked to the QR code check-in function

Add your COVID-19 digital certificate from your myGov account

  1. Update your Service Victoria app at the App store or Google Play store.
  2. Open the Service Victoria app and click on ‘Add certificate via myGov’.
  3. Log in to your myGov account. If you don’t have a myGov account, get one at myGov account.
  4. Scroll to ‘proof of COVID-19 vaccination’ and tap ‘Go to Medicare’
  5. Tap ‘View History’
  6. Scroll down and tap ‘share with check-in app’.
  7. Tap ‘Service Victoria’.
  8. Once you’ve read the conditions, if you agree, tap ‘accept and share’. You’ll see the message: ‘Sending certificate’.
  9. Once you see your COVID-19 digital certificate, tap ‘add certificate’. You may need to open your Service Victoria app again to complete this step.
  10. Your COVID-19 digital certificate is now added to your Service Victoria app and linked to the QR code check-in function
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What happens when I have the COVID digital certificate added to the Service Victoria app?

​When you check into a premises using the Service Victoria app, your confirmation screen will now show a green tick to show that you’ve checked in, your name and the words "valid certificate"

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What if I don’t have a smartphone or am unable to link to my Service Victoria App?

You can also show a printed version of your COVID-19 digital certificate. Certificates are available to print from your MyGov app, or alternatively call Services Australia on 1800 653 809 and ask them to send your Immunisation History Statement to you. It can take up to 14 days to arrive in the post.

Do you keep a record of the certificates?

No. Businesses are unable to keep a record of your vaccine certificate or details, so you will be required to show your proof of vaccination every time you Check-in..

What if you have a medical exemption to the COVID vaccine?

You must show evidence of this medical exemption – such as a medical certificate or a letter from a CHO-approved medical practitioner.

The document must be from one of the following authorised medical practitioners and must be dated and is valid for the period the medical practitioner specifies (up to six months), or for six months from the date of issue:

  • general practice registrars on an approved 3GA training placement
  • public health physicians
  • general physicians
  • infectious disease physicians
  • clinical immunologists
  • gynaecologists
  • obstetricians
  • GPs who are vocationally registered
  • GPs who is a fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners
  • GPs who is a fellow of the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine​