Spend less time self-isolating with Test to Release
If you would like to end your 10 day quarantine early, use our Test to Release home swab kit on day 5 of self-isolation 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.
Frequently Asked Questions
Results will be emailed to the nominated recipient within 24 hours after receipt of the test sample at our laboratories. An official lab report will be made available to you, to serve as proof of your result.
Results will fall into one of three categories:
- Negative (Not Detected)
- Positive (Detected)
The lab is not able to provide results interpretation or offer advice. We recommend that you follow government guidelines for any tests that are positive.
COVID-19 is a notifiable disease which means that it’s a legal requirement to inform Public Health. The tested person must make the notification. Therefore, for any positive result that person needs to contact their NHS119 to explain they have had a screening COVID-19 PCR test which has been positive. That person needs to isolate immediately and follow current medical guidance. Additionally, we are legally required to notify the Department of Health and may require the tested person to provide additional information.
A negative Test to Release result means that you can stop self isolating.
Yes. You must still take the Day 8 test in line with Government guidelines.