Birmingham In-Clinic Test to Release with Same Day Results
Reduce your self-isolation quarantine period with a Test to Release PCR test at our Birmingham clinic.
In-Clinic PCR Test to Release at our Birmingham Clinic
Use the button above to select a date and book your appointment.
If you are travelling to England from an amber list or a red list country, you are required, by law, to self-isolate for ten days (unless you qualify for an exemption). However, if you take part in the Test to Release scheme, your quarantine period may be reduced to as little as five days.
Under this scheme, you can take a Covid-19 PCR test 5 days after your arrival in England from an amber list country. If your test result comes back negative, you may stop self-isolating immediately.
Please note, the Test to Release scheme is entirely voluntary and only applies to travellers self-isolating in England. If you choose not to opt into the scheme, you will have to complete the mandatory ten-day quarantine period.
If you have had both your jabs from the NHS, you will not be required to self-isolate on returning from an amber list country.
When will I receive my results?
Our Birmingham clinic offers a same-day results service for £165 and a next-day results service for £125.
Your results will be sent via email, and if they are negative, you may end quarantine immediately.
What is the Clinic Address?
The address of our Birmingham Clinic is:
***UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES ARE YOU TO ENTER THE MAIN CIBA BUILDING PREMISES. IF THIS HAPPENS, WE WILL HAVE NO OPTION BUT TO TURN YOU AWAY FROM YOUR APPOINTMENT***
BEHIND THE CIBA BUILDING AT THE BOTTOM OF THE CAR PARK
146 Hagley Road
Great news, we have free parking on site which we did not have previously! Once you enter the car park you need to drive straight to the bottom and the building will be just to the right of you. Please look for the “Team Prevent,” and, “Vivo Clinic,” signage. Please ensure you park within the parking bays closest to the “Team Prevent,” building.
If you are travelling by bus there is a stop directly outside the car park with regular links in and out of the city centre.
If you are travelling by train the nearest station is “Five Ways,” which is a 10-15-minute walk. Alternatively, Birmingham New Street is only a 10-minute taxi journey away.
***JUST TO REITERATE, UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES ARE YOU TO ENTER THE MAIN CIBA BUILDING PREMISES. IF THIS HAPPENS, WE WILL HAVE NO OPTION BUT TO TURN YOU AWAY FROM YOUR APPOINTMENT***
Polite Reminder: Please do not attend a booking if you believe you have a current Covid-19 infection. We offer a current infection test which doesn’t require you to attend one of our clinics.
How can I opt into the Test to Release scheme?
To take part in the scheme, you will have to book your Covid-19 PCR test before commencing your travel to England. You must fill in the details of your test appointment on the passenger locator form.
You can book an in-clinic appointment for the Covid-19 PCR test with us here.
Can I travel to your Birmingham clinic if I am self-isolating?
Yes. The government scheme allows you to attend your test. However, you must travel directly from the location where you are self-isolating to our clinic, then back again following the sample collection.
If you are symptomatic, or there is reason to believe you may have the virus, then you must take an at-home test.
How does the Test to Release PCR test work?
A swab sample will be collected from your throat and nose at one of our Birmingham. The sample collection will be overseen and directed by a member of our clinical team.
What if I test negative?
If your result comes back negative, you can stop self-isolating immediately.
What if I test positive?
If your test result comes back Covid-19 positive, you will have to quarantine for 10 days starting from the day after taking the test.
Please see the NHS website for the latest guidance.
What if my test result is inconclusive?
You must continue self-isolating for the remainder of your quarantine period. You may book a retest.
Can I take part in the scheme after I arrive in England?
No, to take part in the scheme, you must fill in the passenger locator form before flying to the UK.
Can I take part in the scheme if I am travelling from a country on the travel ban red list?
You cannot opt into the Test to Release scheme if you are travelling from, or have been through, a country on the travel ban red list. If you are returning from a ‘red list’ country, you must complete a ten-day quarantine period.