COVID-19 Test to Release (Arrivals)
Results will be received by 12 midnight the next day.
- 5 min5 minutes
- 150 British pounds£150
At First Medical Consultants we offer the new Test to Release government scheme (available from 15th December 2020), which allows you to stop self-isolating on arrival in the UK after just 5 days if you get a negative COVID-19 test result. Through our SLA we are a Government approved testing centre for the Covid test to release programme. All tests are processed in our laboratory, accredited by UKAS and ISO 15189, which guarantees accurate results you can trust. Further details are provided:- https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-test-to-release-for-international-travel?priority-taxon=774cee22-d896-44c1-a611-e3109cce8eae How the Test the Release scheme works If you arrive in England from somewhere outside the UK, Ireland, the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man you must quarantine for 10 days on arrival. Under the Test to Release scheme you can choose to pay for a private COVID-19 test. If the result is negative, you can end your quarantine. You cannot take a test until you have been in England for 5 full days. The scheme is voluntary and applies to those quarantining in England only. If you do not want to opt into the Test to Release scheme, you will need to quarantine for 10 days. How to take part in the scheme To take part in the scheme you need to: book a test with us choose to opt into the scheme on the passenger locator form You will be asked to enter details of your test in the passenger locator form. You must do this to take part in the scheme. You should book your test before you travel to England. This is so you can enter details of the test when you opt into the scheme on the passenger locator form. If you decide to take part in the scheme after you have arrived in England, you will need to complete another passenger locator form. You will have to pay us for your test. You will need to book an individual test for each person opting into Test to Release, including children. The test provider will either send a test to your address or you can attend a testing site. You may leave your house to post your test or to travel directly to and from the testing site. You should follow safer travel guidance and avoid public transport if possible. Scheme rules You cannot use the Test to Release scheme if you have been in or through any country that is on the travel ban red list in the 10 days before you arrive in England.
The online deposit paid is non-refundable unless cancelled with more than 5 days notice. There will be no refunds issued for medicals that are not attended. The payment for Day 2 & 8 Travel Test Package is non-refundable in any circumstance. If we are unable to carry out your booked medical, you can choose to either reschedule or opt for a full refund with more than 5 days notice. Any other losses incurred due to this will not be compensated under any circumstance.
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