Southampton In-Clinic Test to Release with Next Day Results
Reduce your self-isolation quarantine period with a Test to Release PCR test at our Southampton clinic.
In-Clinic PCR Test to Release at our Southampton Clinic
Use the button above to select a date and book your appointment.
The UK government requires passengers travelling from amber and red list countries to self-isolate for ten days on arrival. However, if you are England-bound and coming in from an amber list country, you can opt into the Test to Release scheme for a shorter quarantine period.
This scheme allows you to have a Covid-19 PCR test done five days after your arrival. The rest of your quarantine will be dismissed if you test negative.
Keep in mind; this scheme can only be utilized if you self-isolate in England. Also, you will not have to self-isolate after returning from an amber list country if you have received both your shots from the NHS.
When will I receive my results?
We email test results the same or the following day depending on the service booked. Our Southampton clinic’s next-day results service costs £125 and next-day results package costs £165.
What is the Clinic Address?
The address of our Southampton Clinic is:
The New Place Hotel
How can I opt into the Test to Release scheme?
First, you must book a Covid-19 test for a date five days after your arrival in England. You must do this before you begin your journey.
Next, you need to enter the test appointment details on your passenger locator form to confirm that you want to opt into the Test to Release scheme.
To book an in-clinic Covid-19 test at our Southampton clinic, click here.
Can I travel to your Southampton clinic if I am self-isolating?
A pre-booked test appointment authorizes you to come to our clinic. However, you must adhere to a restricted travel route. You are only permitted to visit the test centre from your residence.
In the event you start exhibiting symptoms or have come in close contact with a symptomatic person, you are required to take an at-home test.
How does the Test to Release PCR test work?
The Covid-19 PCR test consists of collecting swab samples from your throat and nose. Specialists at our laboratory test the samples for coronavirus.
What if I test negative?
You can end self-isolating early if your test result comes back negative.
What if I test positive?
If your test result is Covid positive, your current quarantine period will end, and a fresh ten-day quarantine cycle will start. The new quarantine will start counting from the day after your test.
For the latest guidance, please refer to the NHS website.
What if my test result is inconclusive?
Your self-isolation period remains unaltered until a negative result is attained from a retest.
Can I take part in the scheme after I arrive in England?
You may not; when choosing the Test to Release scheme on your passenger locator form, you must include test appointment details. You must book the Covid-19 PCR test before your flight to England.
Can I take part in the scheme if I am travelling from a country on the travel ban red list?
This scheme is not open to persons travelling from, or via, a ‘red list’ country. If that is your case, you are subjected to observe the whole ten-day self-isolation period.