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Covid-19

  • Testing for travel

  • Self administered or clinician-led

  • At-home, in-clinic or at the airport

  • Gov.uk testing provider

Do you require Covid-19 testing for international travel?

Covid-19 testing services

Choose a clinician-led test, at-home, in-clinic or book an appointment at one of our airport testing centres. Our antibody tests also help you see if it’s likely you’ve had coronavirus before.

Our PCR testing is government listed and can be used for international travel to and from green and amber countries. We offer day 2 and day 8 testing and test to release.

PCR Test

PCR test (at an airport testing centre)

£99

PCR Test In-Clinic

Get tested by a clinician at a local clinic

£179

PCR Home Visit

Get tested by a clinician in the comfort of your own home

£199

Antibody Test**

Get tested by a clinician, home visit or in clinic

£129

Test to release

Get tested on return from an amber list country by a clinician at an airport testing centre

£99+

Day 2 and Day 8 Testing

Mandatory PCR testing for those returning from green and amber list countries

£99+

*All clinician-led services include a consultation with an experienced GP. Fit to fly / test to release certificates can be shared for travel.

**Please call 0203 805 1781 to book if you require an antibody test to detect antibodies from the Covid-19 vaccine

***Weekend and bank holiday surcharges apply for in-clinic and home visit clinician administered tests

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Frequently asked questions

If you cannot find an answer to your question, please contact our customer service team on 0203 805 1781.

I have Covid-19 symptoms and need to see a GP?
I have Covid-19 symptoms and need to see a GP?

We’re here to make it as easy as possible for you to see a GP even during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Our GPs are making home visits for those with Covid-19 symptoms (at the standard home visit rate). If you do have any flu like symptoms, or simply want additional reassurance please let our customer service team know when booking, and we will despatch a Covid-19 visiting GP with highly specialised PPE.

We can also see you remotely via video or telephone at standard rates.

Do I have Covid-19
Do I have Covid-19

If you are currently experiencing symptoms of Covid-19, a GP will assess your symptoms via video consult and prescribe a PCR test to determine whether you have the virus. Results and a plan for care are delivered via GP tele-consult.

We can also carry out PCR tests for asymptomatic patients should they need to ascertain whether or not they are carrying the virus, i.e. a safe return to the workplace, visiting vulnerable relatives or obtaining fit to fly certification.

Do I have the Covid-19 antibody?
Do I have the Covid-19 antibody?

Antibody testing detects antibodies in your blood which indicates whether you have previously contracted the virus.  This test is only effective when conducted more than 14 days after detecting symptoms. If you have had the vaccination, we can on request test for the presence of antibodies, please call 0203 805 1781.

Can you test multiple people in the same household?
Can you test multiple people in the same household?

Yes, please contact our customer service team on 0203 805 1781 to organise.

Can children take the test?
Can children take the test?

Yes, we can test children, although younger children may find the test a little distressing and we’d recommend that it is administered by a clinician at one of our testing centres.

What is my risk in relation to Covid-19?
What is my risk in relation to Covid-19?

GPDQ’s risk stratification tool calculates your risk in relation to Covid-19 based on a mental and physical health assessment form. A GP will explain your risk level via tele-consult.

How long does it take to receive my results?
How long does it take to receive my results?

All services provide a test result 24 – 48hrs from when the laboratory receives your sample.

Are tests available nationwide?
Are tests available nationwide?

Testing at your home or in a clinic is location dependent. Call our Customer Support team to find your nearest clinician-led testing service: 0203 805 1781.

How are home tests delivered?
How are home tests delivered?

Royal Mail Track 24 (Standard delivery)

Tests for England, Scotland and Wales are dispatched into Royal Mail Tracked 24 hour service on the same day for orders placed before 12pm and the day after for orders received after 4pm. The ‘Tracked 24’ service aims to deliver the next working day but this is not guaranteed. If you order a test on Friday, or over the weekend, it will be dispatched on Monday.

Please also be aware that Royal Mail is only delivering on weekdays and not Saturdays at present and unfortunately, we cannot guarantee Royal Mail delivery timescales. Tests for NI are shipped 2 days after order. We are unable to ship to any other locations.

Courier Service

We can organise a courier service on request.

How do I collect a sample?
How do I collect a sample?

The sample requires you to take a swab from your nose and throat, full instructions are included in your test kit. If you’d prefer for a clinician to take the sample we can organise for one to come to your house or you can visit a clinic.

What type of test is it?
What type of test is it?

We use a PHE approved SARS-CoV-2 (Covid-19) reverse transcriptase real-time PCR swab. This is accepted by most major airlines. If you require something specific please contact our customer service team, it’s likely we can help.

Can the antibody test detect antibodies provided by the Covid-19 vaccine?
Can the antibody test detect antibodies provided by the Covid-19 vaccine?

No, the type of test we use is not suitable to detect a response from the Covid-19 vaccine. It is suitable to detect antibodies from the virus itself, when taken more than 14 days from the date of infection.

How does a Covid-19 fit to fly assessment work?
How does a Covid-19 fit to fly assessment work?

Patients can attend a testing centre to take the test. Your results will be received 48 hours from time the laboratory receives the sample and your fit to fly certificate will be emailed to you.

My airline requires a fit to fly certificate or negative Covid-19 PCR swab test within a specific time of departure. Is this possible?
My airline requires a fit to fly certificate or negative Covid-19 PCR swab test within a specific time of departure. Is this possible?

Yes, take your test as early as possible, for example if the airline requires a test to be taken no more than 72 hours before departure then do it then. GPs and testing are available from 8am-11pm, 7 days a week. If you wish to visit a clinic, please contact customer service on 0203 805 1781 who will help you to find the closest one and organise an appointment.

I need to obtain my fit to fly certificate in the evening/at the weekend
I need to obtain my fit to fly certificate in the evening/at the weekend

We’re open from 8am-11pm, 7 days a week and offer testing.

Can you include specific information on the fit to fly certificate?
Can you include specific information on the fit to fly certificate?

Yes please book your test then email support@gpdq.co.uk with your request, i.e. please include my passport number.

What date is shown on the fit to fly assessment?
What date is shown on the fit to fly assessment?

The assessment shows the date/time the sample was taken. It also shows the date and time your results report was generated.

Can I get a certificate without a test?
Can I get a certificate without a test?

We can provide fit to fly assessments for other health concerns, but many airlines require Covid-19 test results. Please check requirements with your airline directly.

I have Covid-19 symptoms and need to see a GP?
I have Covid-19 symptoms and need to see a GP?

We’re here to make it as easy as possible for you to see a GP even during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Our GPs are making home visits for those with Covid-19 symptoms (at the standard home visit rate). If you do have any flu like symptoms, or simply want additional reassurance please let our customer service team know when booking, and we will despatch a Covid-19 visiting GP with highly specialised PPE.

We can also see you remotely via video or telephone at standard rates.

Do I have Covid-19
Do I have Covid-19

If you are currently experiencing symptoms of Covid-19, a GP will assess your symptoms via video consult and prescribe a PCR test to determine whether you have the virus. Results and a plan for care are delivered via GP tele-consult.

We can also carry out PCR tests for asymptomatic patients should they need to ascertain whether or not they are carrying the virus, i.e. a safe return to the workplace, visiting vulnerable relatives or obtaining fit to fly certification.

Do I have the Covid-19 antibody?
Do I have the Covid-19 antibody?

Antibody testing detects antibodies in your blood which indicates whether you have previously contracted the virus.  This test is only effective when conducted more than 14 days after detecting symptoms. If you have had the vaccination, we can on request test for the presence of antibodies, please call 0203 805 1781.

Can you test multiple people in the same household?
Can you test multiple people in the same household?

Yes, please contact our customer service team on 0203 805 1781 to organise.

Can children take the test?
Can children take the test?

Yes, we can test children, although younger children may find the test a little distressing and we’d recommend that it is administered by a clinician at one of our testing centres.

What is my risk in relation to Covid-19?
What is my risk in relation to Covid-19?

GPDQ’s risk stratification tool calculates your risk in relation to Covid-19 based on a mental and physical health assessment form. A GP will explain your risk level via tele-consult.

How long does it take to receive my results?
How long does it take to receive my results?

All services provide a test result 24 – 48hrs from when the laboratory receives your sample.

Are tests available nationwide?
Are tests available nationwide?

Testing at your home or in a clinic is location dependent. Call our Customer Support team to find your nearest clinician-led testing service: 0203 805 1781.

How are home tests delivered?
How are home tests delivered?

Royal Mail Track 24 (Standard delivery)

Tests for England, Scotland and Wales are dispatched into Royal Mail Tracked 24 hour service on the same day for orders placed before 12pm and the day after for orders received after 4pm. The ‘Tracked 24’ service aims to deliver the next working day but this is not guaranteed. If you order a test on Friday, or over the weekend, it will be dispatched on Monday.

Please also be aware that Royal Mail is only delivering on weekdays and not Saturdays at present and unfortunately, we cannot guarantee Royal Mail delivery timescales. Tests for NI are shipped 2 days after order. We are unable to ship to any other locations.

Courier Service

We can organise a courier service on request.

How do I collect a sample?
How do I collect a sample?

The sample requires you to take a swab from your nose and throat, full instructions are included in your test kit. If you’d prefer for a clinician to take the sample we can organise for one to come to your house or you can visit a clinic.

What type of test is it?
What type of test is it?

We use a PHE approved SARS-CoV-2 (Covid-19) reverse transcriptase real-time PCR swab. This is accepted by most major airlines. If you require something specific please contact our customer service team, it’s likely we can help.

How does a Covid-19 fit to fly assessment work?
How does a Covid-19 fit to fly assessment work?

Patients can attend a testing centre to take the test. Your results will be received 48 hours from time the laboratory receives the sample and your fit to fly certificate will be emailed to you.

My airline requires a fit to fly certificate or negative Covid-19 PCR swab test within a specific time of departure. Is this possible?
My airline requires a fit to fly certificate or negative Covid-19 PCR swab test within a specific time of departure. Is this possible?

Yes, take your test as early as possible, for example if the airline requires a test to be taken no more than 72 hours before departure then do it then. GPs and testing are available from 8am-11pm, 7 days a week. If you wish to visit a clinic, please contact customer service on 0203 805 1781 who will help you to find the closest one and organise an appointment.

I need to obtain my fit to fly certificate in the evening/at the weekend
I need to obtain my fit to fly certificate in the evening/at the weekend

We’re open from 8am-11pm, 7 days a week and offer testing.

Can you include specific information on the fit to fly certificate?
Can you include specific information on the fit to fly certificate?

Yes please book your test then email support@gpdq.co.uk with your request, i.e. please include my passport number.

What date is shown on the fit to fly assessment?
What date is shown on the fit to fly assessment?

The assessment shows the date/time the sample was taken. It also shows the date and time your results report was generated.

Can I get a certificate without a test?
Can I get a certificate without a test?

We can provide fit to fly assessments for other health concerns, but many airlines require Covid-19 test results. Please check requirements with your airline directly.

Can the antibody test detect antibodies provided by the Covid-19 vaccine?
Can the antibody test detect antibodies provided by the Covid-19 vaccine?

No, the type of test we use is not suitable to detect a response from the Covid-19 vaccine. It is suitable to detect antibodies from the virus itself, when taken more than 14 days from the date of infection.

We’re here to help. Call us if you can’t find the answer to your question.

Disclaimer

If you have Covid-19 symptoms, you and anyone you live with must stay at home until you get your result. Anyone in your support bubble must also stay at home.

If you need medical advice about your symptoms:

If you are not severely unwell you can book an appointment with a GPDQ GP for a video consult or a home visit, or:

England: NHS 111 online coronavirus service
Scotland: NHS inform
Wales: NHS 111 Wales
Northern Ireland: get advice from a GP or GP out-of-hours service

Call 999 if you feel very unwell or think there’s something seriously wrong.