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 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.Book Now
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.Use Calculator
You need to book your appointment online by clicking the Book Now button and follow the on-screen steps. Your tests will either be sent to you or you may collect at one of our supporting centres.
Once you have your test you need to attend the online appointment as per the date and time you selected. You will require to be seen administering the test and assuming all is well with the test returning a negative result the fit-to-travel certificate will be sent to you via email with 6 hours.
The global pandemic means that every country is looking to ensure the safety of its population. With this in mind, almost all countries require a negative COVID-19 swab test to be presented prior to travel. Anyone without a negative test will not be allowed to travel. This test is a rapid antigen test.
In order to prepare for the COVID-19 PCR swab test, it is advisable that the following points are followed;
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.