Choose one of the delivery options:

Royal Mail 24h Tracked Service (return label included)

Results within 48h from the moment the sample is delivered to the laboratory.

IMPORTANT: Please note that we do not take any responsibility for delays in test kit/sample deliveries.


Results turnover: 5pm – 9pm (the following day)

Available for appointments before 4pm

Results turnover: 5pm – 9pm (the same day)

IMPORTANT: If you decide to perform the test yourself at home, be aware that incorrect swabbing technique may cause an inconclusive result. Another test will be required. This may cause delays to your journey.

Under the Test to Release scheme you can choose to pay for a private COVID-19 test on day 5. If the result is negative (and the result of your day 2 test result was negative or inconclusive) you can end your quarantine.

You cannot take your Test to Release 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.

You cannot take part in the scheme if you have been in or through a country or territory on the red list in the 10 days before you arrive in England.

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