Watford In-Clinic Test to Release with Next Day Results
Reduce your self-isolation quarantine period with a Test to Release PCR test at our Watford clinic.
In-Clinic PCR Test to Release at our Watford Clinic
Use the button above to select a date and book your appointment.
Passengers returning to the UK from ‘amber list’ and ‘red list’ countries must quarantine for a period of ten days. While ‘red list’ country returnees are required to observe the quarantine period at an approved hotel, people coming in from ‘amber list’ countries have a chance for a reduced quarantine period.
‘Amber list’ country returnees who are quarantining in England can opt into the Test to Release scheme. If you participate in this scheme, you can take a PCR test on Day 5 of your quarantine. Your quarantine period will end early if you get a negative for this test.
Please note, taking part in this scheme is completely voluntary and only valid for people self-isolating in England. The Test to Release scheme works in addition to the Day 2 and Day 8 tests and not as a substitute.
Per the government’s recent ruling, UK residents who are fully vaccinated will not need to enter self-isolation on returning from an amber list country.
When will I receive my results?
Our Watford clinic offers a next-day results service for £125 and a same-day results service that comes down to £165.
You will receive the results of your test via email as soon as they are ready.
What is the Clinic Address?
Our Watford Clinic is located at:
Inside Skin Transform
186 New Road
How can I opt into the Test to Release scheme?
To opt in to the Test to Release scheme, you must book your Day 5 test ahead of your flight to England. This is because you will be required to confirm that you are choosing to utilize the scheme in your pre-flight passenger locator form. You will be required to show this form to the border police on arriving in England.
Can I travel to your Bristol clinic if I am self-isolating?
As long as you have a pre-booked PCR test appointment with us, you can come to our Watford clinic during your quarantine period. Please be aware, your travel must remain strictly limited between your residence and our clinic only.
Please take an at-home test if you suspect you are infected or exhibit any of the symptoms.
How does the Test to Release PCR test work?
A polymerase chain reaction test or a PCR test analyses nose and throat swab samples to determine the presence of COVID-19 RNA. The Test to Release is a standard PCR test.
What if I test negative?
You can end self-isolating immediately after receiving a negative result. You must still take a Day 8 test.
What if I test positive?
If you receive a positive test result, the days you spent in quarantine will be rendered void and you must restart a ten-day quarantine from one day after you had taken the PCR test.
What if my test result is inconclusive?
You must complete the original ten-day quarantine. You may book a retest, however.
Can I take part in the scheme after I arrive in England?
As your test appointment details need to be included in your passenger locator form ahead of your journey, you will not be able to take part in the scheme after coming to England.
Can I take part in the scheme if I am travelling from a country on the travel ban red list?
You will not be able to opt in to the Test to Release scheme if you return to England from a ‘red list’ country.
The Test to Release scheme is applicable only for people coming to England from ‘amber list’ countries.