Arrivals Test to Release – Day 5 of Self Isolation

£79.50 inc. VAT

The government scheme to shorten your quarantine period for UK arrivals (not applicable for arrivals that have been in or through any country on the travel ban red list). This is a PCR test to be performed on the 5th day of your arrival in the UK.

If your result is negative, you can exit self-isolation early. Test to Release can only be used in conjunction with Day 2 & Day 8 testing and you still need to take a test on or after day 8 to check that you do not have Covid-19.

  • Results available within 48 hours of laboratory receiving swabs
  • CE Marked and PHE validated Covid-19 PCR tests
  • Detects all currently known Covid-19 variants
  • Simple and convenient self-swab kit for Covid-19
  • Free Royal Mail 1st Class delivery despatched same day if ordered before 2pm Mon-Fri
  • Optional Royal Mail next day delivery service, excluding delivery on Sundays and Bank holidays, if ordered before 2pm Mon-Fri (additional charge for this service applied at checkout)
  • Free Royal Mail Tracked 24 pre-paid returns
  • Booking Reference Number provided for you to add onto your Passenger Locator Form

If required, you can arrange the swab return via courier.

IMPORTANT: The turnaround time stated is from receipt of the swab at our laboratory. Delivery of kits back to the lab is your own responsibility. One Scientific is not liable for any other associated costs in the event of your results being inconclusive.

 

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Spend less time self-isolating with Test to Release

All international arrivals from Amber list countries are currently required to self-isolate for 10 days and to take a Covid-19 PCR test on or before Day 2 and Day 8 of the quarantine period (unless exempt). Our Test to Release home kit will enable you to reduce your self-isolation period from 10 days to 7 or 8 days, if you test negative for Covid-19.

One Scientific uses a private provider, listed on the GOV.UK website, for Testing to Release for International Travel.

Test to Release: Ending your quarantine early

If you would like to end your 10 day quarantine early you can use our Test to Release home swab kit and if the result is negative, you can stop quarantining.

You cannot take this test until you have been in England for 5 full days and 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.

If you plan to use the Test to Release scheme, you must choose to opt into the scheme when completing your passenger locator form and you will still need to take a test on or before day 2 and on or after day 8. Even if you get a negative result from your Test to Release and are released from self-isolation, you still need to take a test on or after day 8 to check that you do not have Covid-19.

Test to Release: How does it work?

You must book your Test to Release 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.

How the Test to Release scheme works:

  • Book a test before you travel – you can pre-book this at the same time as your outbound travel test or your Day 2 and Day 8 test package.
  • Choose to opt into the scheme on the passenger locator form.
  • Enter the details of your test in the passenger locator form, including your unique Booking Reference Number that we will provide you with.
  • We will send the test kit to your chosen address.
  • Swab samples must be activated at time of sampling. Please note Failure to activate your swab will prevent you receiving your results.
  • Return your test using the included Royal Mail Tracked 24 return. If required, you can arrange the swab return via courier.
  • Your results will be available by email within 48 hours of us receiving your sample.
  • If you receive a negative result you can exit quarantine but you’ll still need to take your Day 8 test.
  • If you test positive you must self-isolate for 10 days from the day after your test date.

If you decide to take part in the scheme after you have arrived in England, you will need to complete another passenger locator form.

Still have some questions?

Please see our FAQ page for questions we get asked most about our Coronavirus Test (Covid-19). If you can’t find your question here, please contact a member of our team at [email protected]