Test to Release

COVID-19 Test

For those arriving to England

✔ Registered Government Test Supplier

✔ Days 2, 5 & 8 Arrivals PCR Testing

✔ Reduce Mandatory Quarantine Period

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Test to Release

COVID-19 Test

For those arriving to England

✔ Registered Government Test Supplier

✔ Days 2, 5 & 8 Arrivals Testing

✔ Reduce Mandatory Quarantine Period

BOOK NOW

What is Test to Release?

Those arriving to England from rest of the world countries, who have not been fully vaccinated, must book two mandatory arrival COVID tests. To be completed on Day 2 and 8 after arrival in England, meaning a total of 10 days in quarantine, even if both tests come back negative.

A Public Health England program to shorten the mandatory quarantine is available to those who live in England. This is called Test to Release. With Test to Release, you still have to book your mandatory Day 2 & 8 Arrivals test. But if your Day 2 test results are negative, you have the option to book a Day 5 Test to Release Test. This test, if negative, can immediately end your need to quarantine. Potentially shortening your quarantine period from 10 days to just 6.

Read latest UK Government Guidance on Test to Release

Unvaccinated testing after arriving from a rest of the world list country.

Day 0 – The day you arrived to England. You must have Day 2 & 8 mandatory arrival tests pre-booked.

Day 2 – First mandatory arrival test to be carried out. A negative result here does not mean you can end quarantine.

Day 5 – If Day 2 test result was negative, you have an option to book a Day 5 Test to Release. A negative result here means you can end your quarantine immediately. You no longer need to attend your  Day 8 test.

Day 8 – Final mandatory test if Day 5 test result is positive, or Day 5 test not booked. If Day 8 results are negative, you can end your quarantine as soon as the 10 days are up.

Day 2 PCR 

Green and Amber Countries (1 home sample swab kit)

£55

Results in < 24 hours from booking sample into lab

Rapid result and certificate download from online dashboard

Optional swab drop-in to lab

✔ Postal swab with free pre-paid return labels

Phone, chat and email support

Easy swabbing instructions

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Day 2 & 8 PCR 

Amber Countries (2 home sample swab kits)

£105

Results in < 24 hours from booking sample into lab

Rapid result and certificate download from online dashboard

Optional swab drop-in to lab

✔ Postal swab with free pre-paid return labels

Phone, Chat and email support

Easy swabbing instructions

Select
Day 2 & 8 PCR & Day 5 Test To Release

Amber Countries (3 home sample swab kits)

£158

Results in < 24 hours from booking sample into lab

Rapid result and certificate download from online dashboard

Optional swab drop-in to lab

✔ Postal swab with free pre-paid return labels

Phone, Chat and email support

Easy swabbing instructions

Select

Katalyst is registered by the UK Government to carry out Test to Release

Day 2, 5 and 8 Tests are carried out by Coronafocus. Please use the below contact details with any queries

Customer Care team number : 01223 785 327

Customer Care Team: Email : test@covidprotected.co.uk

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