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Whether you are going on a business trip, or visiting family, you can cut your isolation short with Test to Release when you return.
Covid has had a monumental impact on the travel industry. In 2020, millions of people were forced to cancel their travel plans globally. However, things are looking brighter, and travel is being reintroduced. We now have greater control over the spread of the virus; this is all thanks to testing schemes such as this one.
It is now mandatory to isolate for 10 days when you return to the UK following international travel to red and amber list countries. We are offering you the opportunity to get your results within 36 hours of the lab receiving your sample. This ensures that you don’t have to isolate for any longer than necessary.
Further to the release of the Government’s red, amber and green travel lists, regulations may differ depending on the airline or country. Therefore, we advise that you visit the Government and Foreign Office Websites for guidance in advance of your travel.
In order to leave quarantine, you are required to isolate for the full 10 days. A negative result is compulsory in order to leave isolation. However, Test to Release offers you the opportunity to pay for a private Covid test, 5 full days after your return from abroad. It is important to note that you will still have to take the day 8 test (unless you are travelling from a green list country, in which case only a day 2 test is required).
If your test is negative, you will be able to leave your chosen quarantine location. However, you are still required to take your day 8 test. Following your negative result, you should still self-isolate if:
– You are due to go into hospital
– Someone you are living with tests positive
– You have been traced as a contact of someone who tested positive
– You begin displaying Covid symptoms (in this case, you should get an NHS test and self-isolate whilst awaiting the results)
However, if your test comes back positive, you are required to isolate for 10 additional days. This should be calculated from the day that you took the test, or from when you started displaying symptoms, whichever came first. Moreover, if you are staying or living with anyone in the UK, they are also required to isolate for 10 days from this date. This also extends to people you are travelling with. Following this, you must not travel, including travel outside of the UK, during your self-isolation period.
Further guidance regarding self-isolation can be found on the Government website.
Please Note: You are required to book an individual test for each person using the scheme, including children.
Our Test to release test offers you the opportunity to stop your isolation in its tracks. We are equipped to provide results within 36 hours to get you back to your daily life as quickly as possible.