From 4am Monday 4th October, if you are arriving into England, Scotland or Wales from any country not on the red list and you are NOT fully vaccinated, then you must legally have a Day 2 PCR and Day 8 PCR test and quarantine for 10 days at home.
To reduce the 10 day quarantine period, you can book a Day 5 Test to Release PCR test.
We offer standard and fast track Test to Release PCR tests.
The standard test is available from 11.40am until 5pm Monday to Friday and 9am until 11am on Sundays. Your result certificate will be emailed and texted to you by the end of the next day, (but if the laboratory need to carry out a re-test then it could be the morning after that).
The fast track test is available from 8am until 11am Monday to Saturday. Your result certificate will be emailed and texted to you by midday the next day. (The majority of results are sent by midday, but there is a small possibility that your sample may require a re-test at the laboratory and this can slightly delay your result.
If you travelled from or via a red country, you must follow the rules for arrival from a red country: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/red-amber-and-green-list-rules-for-entering-england#red-list-rules
TESTING FOR CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE
Children of all ages who are resident in the UK, British Overseas Territories, Channel Islands, Isle of Man, USA or a recognised European country, DO NOT need to quarantine.
Ages 4 and under, do not need to have any tests at all.
Unvaccinated children aged 5 to 17 years must have the Day 2 PCR test. There is no need for the day 8 test.
Unvaccinated children who are not resident in the UK British Overseas Territories, Channel Islands, Isle of Man, USA or a recognised European country, must quarantine for 10 days and have the day 2 PCR and day 8 PCR tests. They may have the optional Day 5 PCR Test to Release.
Non-resident children aged 4 and under, do not need to take any tests at all.
We’ll send you a Patient ID number when you book your test. You’ll need this for your passenger locator form.
Payment will be collected on arrival at our test site.
Our swab practitioner will carry out the test while you remain comfortably seated in your car.
If you are booked in for the Fast-Track service, your sample will be couriered to our partner laboratory at 11.20am and you will receive your results certificate in an email and text by midday the next day. (There is a small possibility that your sample may need a re-test at the laboratory and this can delay the results slightly).
Please do not eat/drink anything or chew gum at least 30 minutes before having your swab taken.
On rare occasions swab tests give inconclusive results, after which the lab automatically retests your swab. A retest normally produces a successful result, but could delay your result by a few hours.
On very rare occasions, a person’s swab test will be tested twice and still have an inconclusive result, meaning a second swab test will be needed. However, the invalid rate is just 0.2%.
The tests we use
The tests we use are manufactured by VIASURE and approved by the Department of Health, CE IVD marked and certified to ISO 13485.
What if you test positive
Immediately isolate yourself to prevent spreading the virus. Contact the NHS on 111 to get advice on what to do next.
What your result document shows