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. These kits are also licensed for ‘Test-to-Release’, so let us know why you need the test and we’ll help you decide which is the right one for you.
PCR Tests available from Citywide Health pharmacies:
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: £200 (passport must be brought to the pharmacy)
PRE RETURN TO UK TEST
4)COVID-19 Return to UK antigen test (including fit to fly certificate): £50 (purchase, and test whilst on holiday – mandatory requirement in the 3 days before travel back to the UK)
POST RETURN TO UK TESTS – although you must purchase and register the kit so you have a code for your returning PLF
5)COVID-19 PCR DIY Home Tests – day 2 test (required after return from green and amber countries): £100
6)COVID-19 PCR DIY Home Tests – day 5 test to release (required after return from amber countries to escape quarantine): £100
7)COVID-19 PCR DIY Home Tests – day 8 test (required after return from amber countries if not double vaccinated): £100
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.