For in-clinic services, you are responsible for taking the swab sample yourself. This will be overseen by a HCP to ensure the sample is taken in the correct manner.
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After five days in quarantine, you can take a private ‘test to release’ PCR Test which, if negative, will release you from self-isolation (quarantine) before the full 10 days has passed.
Vivo Clinic Manchester Limited (trading as VIVO Clinic) DHSC approved as a private COVID-19 test provider for the Test to Release Scheme for International Travel.
Option 1 (FREE) – Randox drop boxes are situated all across the United Kingdom. You can drop your sample off at your nearest drop box. Please visit click here to locate your nearest drop box.
Option 2 (FREE) – We have recently partnered up with “DX courier.” If your nearest Randox drop box is too far away you can drop your sample at your nearest DX drop site. You must attach the DX label to the white envelope provided in your kit before dropping it off at a DX site. Please make a note of your tracking number as without this you will not be able to track your sample in the event of a delay. You will find this located under the bar code and printed twice at the bottom of the label. Please ensure you fill out your sender name, phone number and address. To locate your nearest DX drop site please click here. Please note: Not all DX Drop boxes are open 7 days a week, so please check the link to see if this is a suitable method for your requirements.
Please be advised, we do not recommend using Royal Mail to send your samples back to the lab. Royal Mail are currently experiencing overwhelming demand and we will not be held accountable for delays as a result of this. If we can be of any assistance during this stage please do not hesitate to contact us on 0333 3058486. We are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for your peace of mind.
Currently, arriving or returning to England from most countries requires that you self-isolate (quarantine) for a minimum of 10 days. Breaking quarantine can endanger the safety of others and lead to fines of up to £10,000
From the 15th December, you can take a PCR test after 5 days of quarantine. If the result is negative, you may end your self-isolation.
You buy one or more test kits from this page.
You must opt-in to test to release on your passenger locator form here within 48 hours of your return flight.
When the kit arrives, you take a nose and throat swab sample and return it to our lab using one of the methods detailed under the ‘Important Information’ tab above.
The government scheme allows you to leave your house to post back the sample without it being classed as violating lockdown.
Once the lab has processed your sample your results will be emailed to you. If the results are negative, then you may end your quarantine.
Results are processed Monday-Saturday and we aim to send you your results within 12-24 hours of receiving your sample. This means you can potentially end self-isolation a week early. Please be advised there can be delays with receiving your result if your sample has to be rerun.
“You may leave your house to post your test or to travel directly to and from the testing site. You should follow safer travel guidance and avoid public transport if possible.” – From the Government website
Most countries require a 10-day self-isolation period. A list of countries that may be except or have alternative requirements can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-travel-corridors
You may also find our own Covid-19 travel portal helpful.
This infographic from Gov.uk demonstrates some sample scenarios:
Yes, we are on the government list of test providers and our laboratories are UKAS approved.