As international travel becomes more accessible again, many people are requiring proof that they are not COVID positive at the time of departure. Citywide Health helps you get this proof, without the stress of relying on the Royal Mail!
We provide COVID-19 PCR Tests that are analysed in a UKAS-accredited laboratory. You can book an appointment and pop into one of our branches where the pharmacist will provide a safe and private space for you to obtain your sample using a throat and nasal swab. Our trained pharmacists can guide you through the process, before transporting your sample by courier directly to the lab. This means we can guarantee that you will get your results the same or next day, and the unpredictability of the postal service will not be a barrier to you catching your flight.
We also offer PCR kits that can be bought in the pharmacy and taken home. You would follow the instructions in the kit to obtain your sample and then use the prepaid envelope that comes with the kit to send the sample in the post.
We strongly suggest that all travellers consult the FCO website and their destination countries government website in order to select the correct travel test, and have it carried out at the correct time. Citywide Health accepts no responsibility for the selection of the ‘wrong’ test type or booking a test on an incorrect date. Guidance is frequently changing, can be dependent on Covid vaccination status, and we advise that the traveller checks the current guidance regularly.
PCR Tests available from Citywide Health – Haxby Pharmacy, YO32 2LL
PRE DEPARTURE FROM UK TESTS
1)COVID-19 Antigen test – 30 minute result (including fit to fly certificate): £50 (passport must be brought to the pharmacy)
2)COVID-19 PCR DIY Home Tests – next day result (including fit to fly certificate): £100
3)COVID-19 PCR Testing Service + Courier – guaranteed same day results (passport must be brought to the pharmacy) : £200
RETURN TO UK TEST
4)COVID-19 PCR DIY Home Tests – can be used for day 2 (purchase the kit from the pharmacy before you travel, register at home and use the code on your passenger locator form on the way back to UK) : £100
5)COVID-19 PCR DIY Home Tests – can be used for day 8 (required for those who are not fully vaccinated, purchase the kit from the pharmacy before you travel, register at home and use the code on your passenger locator form on the way back to UK) : £100
6)COVID-19 Pre-return to UK lateral flow antigen (purchase the kit from the pharmacy before you travel, test on the last day of your holiday, photograph the result and you’ll be issued with a result letter used to board your plane/boat) £40
IMPORTANT – both these services are aimed at those who are wanting proof of their COVID status for the purposes of travel or work – it is not for those who have symptoms of COVID-19 or have any reason to believe they may have been infected with the virus. These patients should request a test on GOV.UK.