COVID-19 TEST TO RELEASE

Shorten your self-isolation period with our Test to Release quarantine PCR Test £165.

If you arrive in England from outside the UK, Ireland, the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man you must quarantine for 10 days on arrival.

You may be able to end self-isolation early through the "Test to Release" scheme by taking a private coronavirus (COVID-19) test. This is provided that you have not arrived from a country on the banned travel list (sometimes called the ‘red list’).

The ‘Test to Release’ scheme is an optional test for UK arrivals, you would still need to have the 2 additional PCR tests on day 2 and day 8 which are mandatory for surveillance purpose. We can offer the day 2 and day 8 PCR tests from March 2021.

  • You are guaranteed to receive your results within 48 hours once the sample is received in the lab.
  • Our standard PCR test is conducted at a lab that is UKAS accredited lab and recognised by Public Health England.
  • If your test result is negative, you can stop your quarantine.

How does the Test to Release work?

  • You must book a Test to Release PCR Test appointment with us before you arrive in England. If you arrive in England on Monday. Tuesday will be your first full day of quarantine. In this case you can take the test on the 5th day after arrival in England, i.e. Saturday.
  • You must note down test details on your Passenger Locator Form. We will provide you all the information you need to include.
  • You must ensure that that you come to the clinic on the 5th day of your arrival.

Please note that you will get your results by the 7th day of your arrival and if the test result is negative you may end your quarantine. However, if the test result is positive, you must stay in self-isolation for another more 10 days. The count starts from the day you took the test. The people you live with or stay with must also stay in isolation for 10 days regardless of their results.

FAQ

Yes, we are a UKAS accredited private test provider for the Test to Release scheme and our partnered labs are fully accredited and listed on the UK government website - DHSC (Department of Health and Social Care). If you take a test with us on the 5th day of your arrival and it comes back as negative, you may end your quarantine.

Yes, our test is usable for Fit-to-Fly purposes. We are a government listed private provider for general Coronavirus testing and our partnered labs are UKAS accredited and recognised by Public Health England. Our partnered labs are operating under the internationally recognised ISO 15189 and ISO 17025 standards.

Private providers of coronavirus testing

Under the UK government Test to Release guidelines, you must include details of our laboratory partner on your Passenger Locator Form; we will give you with all the information you need on your confirmation email. You must book an appointment for the Test to Release before your arrival in England.

You are guaranteed to receive your test results within 48 hours once the sample is received in the lab. We sent all of our samples for the day between 6PM and 8PM. For instance, if take the test on Monday in the morning you are guaranteed to receive your results by Wednesday between 6PM and 8PM.

Once your result is available, we will send it to you via email. If you require a hardcopy, there will be an admin fee + courier fee incurred (option is available for people who are within the M25 region of London).

You cannot use the Test to Release scheme if you’ve been in or through a country on the banned travel list (sometimes called the ‘red list’) in the 10 days before you arrive in England.

Yes we are a UKAS accredited private provider for day 2 and day 8 tests for international arrivals to the UK. For further details see Day 2 and day 8 testing for international arrivals

Book your Test to Release appointment for £165

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For other payment options please call us on 0208 12345 10 or email us at info@tophealthclinic.co.uk.