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Test to release

  • Gov.uk testing provider

  • Results in 24-48 hours

  • Test at home or in-clinic

Covid-19 Test to Release services

Choose a clinician-led test, at-home, in-clinic or a self-swab test kit delivered to your door. GPDQ’s PCR testing is government listed and can be used to end your self-isolation on return from an amber country early.

PCR Self Test

Self-swab PCR test delivered to your door

£99

PCR Home Visit/ In-Clinic

Get a PCR test from a clinician, at home or in clinic

£199

PCR Drive-Thru Test

Get tested by a clinician at our North London test centre

£139

End self-isolation early

If you return to England from an amber list country, you are required to quarantine for 10 days. A negative Covid-19 PCR test taken 5 days following your arrival in the UK will enable your to end your self-isolation period.

  • Results 24-48 hours from the time the sample reaches the lab

  • Gov.uk testing provider

  • Results certificate provided

Frequently asked questions

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

Can I use test to release if I have symptoms?
Can I use test to release if I have symptoms?

No, the ‘Test to Release’ programme is not open to symptomatic individuals, you must continue to isolate for 10 days.  To confirm that you have Covid-19 you can take a PCR test.

When do I take the test?
When do I take the test?

You can take a test after 5 full days of isolation.

E.g. “You leave an amber country on Monday morning and arrive in England on Monday afternoon. Tuesday will be your first full day of self-isolation. You can take a test no earlier than your 5th full day of self-isolation – Saturday. You must continue to self-isolate while you await your test result.”

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

Test results are received 24-48 hours from the time that the laboratory receives the sample.

When should I order my test?
When should I order my test?

Postal tests are dispatched via Royal Mail and take 24 hours to arrive, we recommend ordering a swab in advance. You can also book our drive-thru, home visit and clinic appointments in advance.

Can I exit self-isolation once i've taken my test?
Can I exit self-isolation once i've taken my test?

You may only end self-isolation when you receive a negative test result.

What type of test do you use for 'Test to Release?
What type of test do you use for 'Test to Release?

We use a gold standard PCR nasal/throat swab.

Can I use test to release in all UK countries?
Can I use test to release in all UK countries?

The ‘Test to Release’ programme is operating in England only.

Where can I find out more about the 'Test to Release' programme?
Where can I find out more about the 'Test to Release' programme?

See the government website for further information on ‘Test to Release’.

How do I opt into 'Test to Release'?
How do I opt into 'Test to Release'?

Further information on opting in and the process you need to follow for ‘Test to Release’ can be found here.

How do I find my NHS number?
How do I find my NHS number?

To find your NHS number please click here.  You will need to enter your name, date of birth and postcode.

When do I take the test?
When do I take the test?

You can take a test after 5 full days of isolation.

E.g. “You leave an amber country on Monday morning and arrive in England on Monday afternoon. Tuesday will be your first full day of self-isolation. You can take a test no earlier than your 5th full day of self-isolation – Saturday. You must continue to self-isolate while you await your test result.”

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

Test results are received 24-48 hours from the time that the laboratory receives the sample.

When should I order my test?
When should I order my test?

Postal tests are dispatched via Royal Mail and take 24 hours to arrive, we recommend ordering a swab in advance. You can also book our drive-thru, home visit and clinic appointments in advance.

Can I exit self-isolation once i've taken my test?
Can I exit self-isolation once i've taken my test?

You may only end self-isolation when you receive a negative test result.

What type of test do you use for 'Test to Release?
What type of test do you use for 'Test to Release?

We use a gold standard PCR nasal/throat swab.

Can I use test to release if I have symptoms?
Can I use test to release if I have symptoms?

No, the ‘Test to Release’ programme is not open to symptomatic individuals, you must continue to isolate for 10 days.  To confirm that you have Covid-19 you can take a PCR test.

Can I use test to release in all UK countries?
Can I use test to release in all UK countries?

The ‘Test to Release’ programme is operating in England only.

Where can I find out more about the 'Test to Release' programme?
Where can I find out more about the 'Test to Release' programme?

See the government website for further information on ‘Test to Release’.

How do I opt into 'Test to Release'?
How do I opt into 'Test to Release'?

Further information on opting in and the process you need to follow for ‘Test to Release’ can be found here.

How do I find my NHS number?
How do I find my NHS number?

To find your NHS number please click here.  You will need to enter your name, date of birth and postcode.

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