Test-to-Release: UKAS Accredited Lab Results.

All you need to participate in early release back in the U.K.

Test To Release Calculator

The Test-To-Release Calculator is a tool that allows you to input your travel information to determine the earliest you can take a test.

It is your responsibility to ensure that the details you input are correct for your destination country and we accept no liability in the event that you have taken a test too early for your destination country.

Test-to-Release
Same Day

£

from

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  • COVID-19 PCR swab
  • Results by 23:30 same day
  • Pre-booked time
  • Certified practitioner
  • UKAS accredited results
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Test-to-Release
Same Day

£

from

149

  • COVID-19 PCR swab test
  • Results by 23:30 same day
  • Pre-booked time
  • Emailed results
  • UKAS Accredited laboratory
Book Now

Test-to-Release
Same Day

£

from

149

  • COVID-19 PCR swab
  • Same day results by 23:30
  • Emailed results
  • Certified practitioners
  • UKAS accredited results
Book Now

Test-to-Release COVID-19 Testing

Returning to the United Kingdom from an international destination now means that unvaccinated travellers are legally required to quarantine for a minimum period of 10 full days passing on their return to the U.K.

The Covid-19 Test-to-Release scheme means that individuals can pay for a private COVID-19 test once 5 full days have passed since they have left a destination not on the travel corridor list. As long as they receive a negative COVID-19 PCR swab test result, they are free to stop self-isolating.

Testing through the NL Clinic means that your results will be delivered efficiently via an accredited UKAS laboratory for COVID-19 PCR testing. This means that we can deliver the results of your COVID-19 PCR swab test either same day or next day by 23:30

If you choose not to participate in the Test-to-Release scheme you MUST self-isolate for a period of 10 full days.

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Why use us?

• UKAS accredited laboratory results

• Guaranteed turnaround time

• Experienced administration team for results processing and communication with clients

• Sample taken by a certified swab engineer at the drop-in centres.

• Extensive safety measures to enforce social distancing

How to take part in the Test-to-Release scheme

In order to participate in the Test-to-Release Scheme for international travellers, you will have to book your appointment online prior to your return to the United Kingdom and complete your passenger locator form any time in the 48 hours before you arrive back in the United Kingdom.

Book your COVID-19 Test-to-Release appointment now. To check when you need to book your appointment, use our calculator below then follow process online.

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FAQs

In order to participate in the Test-to-Release Scheme for international travellers, you will have to book your appointment online prior to your return to the United Kingdom and complete your passenger locator form any time in the 48 hours before you arrive back in the United Kingdom.

Book your COVID-19 Test-to-Release appointment now. To check when you need to book your appointment, use our calculator then follow process online.

  • Register for the Test-to-Release scheme and Book your appointment online by;
    • clicking the Book Now button or
    • calling 0330 025 2028 to make an appointment
  • On confirmation of the booking appointment you will receive a receipt which will contain your ‘unique’ booking reference for the Test-to-Release COVID-19 PCR test at the NL Clinic. This number will be required to complete the passenger locator form https://www.gov.uk/provide-journey-contact-details-before-travel-uk
  • Complete the passenger locator form in the 48 hours prior to your return to the U.K.
  • Arrive at the clinic at the time of your appointment. Please note the wearing of face masks is mandatory.
  • You will be checked-in at reception
  • Your swab clinician will collect you at the time of your appointment and conduct your COVID-19 PCR swab test. They will also verify your details to ensure they correspond with your passport.
  • The swab is sent to our UKAS accredited laboratory who will issue a PDF certificate that is emailed to you.
  • We can also provide a supplementary clinic letter at no additional cost where this is needed. This will also be sent as a PDF.

In order to prepare for the COVID-19 PCR swab test, it is advisable that the following points are followed;

  1. Avoid nasal sprays for a 24 hour period if possible.
  2. Avoid any salty meals or drinking alcohol for 2 hours prior to the test.

The test itself will be carried out by one of our certified testers when being undertaken at the drop-in centre. It consists of a swab the size of a cotton ear bud being inserted into the back of the throat briefly touching the sides at several points. The same swab is then inserted into one of the nostrils to take a nasal sample also.

During the test there may be a gagging sensation whilst taking the throat sample and some slight discomfort during the nasal test, however the whole test should be over in no more than a minute.