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Test to Release RT PCR tests


Test to Release RT PCR tests

Our pharmacy is partnered with a DHSC (Dept of Health and Social Care) approved laboratory to provide RT-PCR Covid-19 throat and nasal swab Testing for travel and for the Test to Release scheme launched earlier this year. International travellers can reduce their 14 day self isolation period by up to two thirds on the receipt of a negative Covid-19 test AFTER completing 5 days (120 hours) of isolation. 
Results within 24-48 hours of receipt at the laboratory. 
Prices are £165 for RT PCR test to travel with certificate 
Home test RT PCR Test £150 for flying or Test to Release 
Combo Price £299
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.

You must quarantine on arrival in England. You can take a test no earlier than the 5th day after arrival in England.

This is in addition to the tests that everyone must take on or before day 2 and on or after day 8 of their quarantine period.


You arrive in England on Monday. Tuesday will be your first full day of quarantine. You can take a test no earlier than the 5th day after arrival in England - Saturday. You must continue to quarantine while you await your test result.

If you test negative

If the test result is negative you can stop quarantine as soon as you receive the result.You still need to take the coronavirus test on or after day 8.

If you test positive for COVID-19

If the test is positive you need to quarantine for another 10 days. Count the 10 days starting from the day after you took the test, or from when you first had symptoms if that is earlier.

People you live with in the UK, or people you are staying with, should also quarantine for 10 days from the date of your positive test.

If the result from your test is inconclusive you must continue to quarantine. You can choose to take another privately provided test to find out if you can stop quarantine early.

You may be fined if you do not quarantine. The fine is £1,000 for the first time, up to £10,000 for further breaches.

Further information on 

Announcement: PCR Testing Service during Easter holidays.

Services for PCR are not available from Thursday 1st April to Tuesday 6th April 2021 inclusive as no courier or postal services are available. If you can organise your own transportation to the test centre, you can still get results but speak to the pharmacy first. You can still buy home test kits, Test to release kits and book for later dates as normal.