We offer ISO and UKAS approved Covid-19 laboratory based molecular RNA transcription (PCR) based antigen and laboratory based antibody testing.
Please note that we will only see clients who are asymptomatic. If you have any symptoms please contact the NHS via 111 for advice and guidance.
ANTIGEN (LATERAL FLOW) TEST KITS WITH A CERTIFICATED AUTOMATIC RESULT
You can purchase an antigen self-testing kit for either on-line delivery or for collection when you attend for your PCR swab.
These tests can be used to help provide a video authenticated certificated antigen self-test result to board your departure flight.
Please ensure that a form of ID is brought along to your test (passport/ driving licence) and that you are wearing a face mask.
If you have any additional queries please e-mail us on [email protected] to enquire further.
The swab test detects the presence of the Covid-19 virus in the nose or throat. We do not carry out tests on children under 3. The test is taken by one of our trained staff in accordance with PHE guidance.
The results are then securely emailed to you.
If you're arriving in England from abroad after 4am Friday 18th, you do not need to:
- take any COVID-19 tests - before you travel or after you arrive
- fill in a UK passenger locator form before you travel
This will apply whether you are vaccinated or not. You will also not need to quarantine when you arrive, in line with current rules.
Other countries still have COVID-19 entry rules in place. You should check travel advice before you travel.
A positive test means that you are currently carrying the Covid-19 virus. If you have not had symptoms of coronavirus, you must self-isolate for 10 days from the day after your test date. If you have symptoms of coronavirus, you must self-isolate for 10 days from the day your symptoms started, if earlier than when you took your test. (The day after symptom onset or test date is counted as the first full day of self-isolation.) You should also contact your treating physician and/or 111 if you feel unwell.
A negative test means that you are unlikely to be carrying the virus. If you develop Covid-like symptoms after having a negative test you should isolate, contact NHS 111 if you are in the UK and/ or your treating physician, and consider having a repeat test.
If you have any other questions regarding a negative result and self-isolating, please review the UK Government website or contact the airport, airline or immigration authorities at your proposed destination.
Please note that appointment timings are approximate and depend upon the safe flow of clients. You may be asked to wait outside if required at busier times.
Demonstrating your COVID-19 vaccination status when travelling abroad
Proof of your vaccination status will be available on the NHS app, which is also valuable for accessing your health records and ordering repeat prescriptions.
The NHS app can be downloaded from https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/nhs-app/id1388411277 for iPhone or https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.nhs.online.nhsonline for android.
Alternatively you can call the NHS helpline on 119 (from 17 May) and ask for a letter to be posted to you. This must be at least 5 days after you’ve completed your course of the vaccine, the letter may to take up to 5 days to reach you.