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Buy your COVID-19 self-swab kit for £98

  • UK Government approved Test to Release scheme
  • Regulated by the Care Quality Commission
  • Gold standard, highest accuracy RT-PCR test
  • Results in 24hrs after receipt at laboratory
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What is Test to Release?

The Test to Release scheme for international travellers, arriving into England, allows travellers to complete a private COVID-19 test on day 5 of the mandatory 10 day quarantine. If the result is negative, self-isolation ends early. Test to Release is only available to travellers arriving in England from countries that are not on the UK Government’s banned list (‘red list’).

Travellers are also required to complete the compulsory Travel Testing Package of COVID-19 tests on day 2 and day 8 of the mandatory 10 day quarantine. If the COVID-19 results for day 2 and day 5 (Test to Release test) are negative, travellers can be released from quarantine. However, completing the day 8 COVID-19 test is still required as a final check for COVID-19.

Please ensure you are following the UK Government’s guidance for arriving into England.

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How it works

Order our test before you fly to England. Cut your self-isolation period from 10 days to 6 days.

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1. Create an account

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2. Order a kit in advance

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3. We will ship your kit to your isolation address using Royal Mail Tracked 24 for Day 5 of your isolation or the first working day after

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4. Take test 5 days after arriving in England. Ensure you activate your kit online and then return your sample via one of our sample return options.

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5. Within 24 hours of receipt of your returned sample at the laboratory, your sample will be analysed and your results will be provided to you online

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6. If your results are negative, end your quarantine early

Why test with Prenetics

We are a home-testing company. It's what we do.

Our COVID-19 test is of gold-standard accuracy. Analysed at our UK Government approved labs.

Why should you believe us? We are the COVID testing partner for the Premier League, leading entertainment companies, and multiple UK airports, including Heathrow. Since April, we have conducted more than 500,000 COVID-19 tests globally.

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Simple, pain-free testing

Our COVID-19 test is of gold-standard accuracy. Analysed at our UK Government approved iDNA labs.

We provide everything you need:

  • A complete, CE marked sample collection kit
  • Simple, easy-to-follow instructions
  • Free Royal Mail Tracked 24 return envelope to send your sample to our laboratory. Click here to learn more about our delivery & sample return options.

Your data privacy is important to us

We treat your personal information with the importance it deserves. We adhere to the leading international security standard, ISO27001, with connections encrypted using SSL and are GDPR compliant. Learn more about our Privacy Policy here.

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Results delivered wherever you are

Within 24hrs of us receiving your swab at our laboratory, your results will be delivered securely online. You’ll be notified by email when this happens.

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Self-swab COVID-19 test


  • UK Government approved
  • Gold standard, high accuracy RT-PCR test
  • Order online, simple self-swab, pre-paid return to lab
  • Take test 5 days after landing
  • Receive results online in 24hrs
  • Negative result = get back to life!
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Frequently asked questions

Which flight scheme is this test for?

Test and Release by Prenetics has been developed for the UK Test to Release for International Travel scheme. The scheme allows you to pay for a COVID-19 test to find out if you can reduce your self-isolation period after international travel.

What is Test and Release by Prenetics?

The Test to Release scheme is for people who need to self-isolate on arrival in England. You don’t need to self-isolate if:

- You are returning from somewhere on the travel corridor list

- You have only been in the UK or a country on the travel corridor list in the past 14 days

- Your job is listed as being exempt from the requirement to self-isolate

Which destinations is the test required from?

The UK Government has created a list of countries, territories and regions from where you can travel to England and may not have to self-isolate. The list is here and is referred to as safe corridors. Check the corridor list for the latest updates.

What type of testing does Test and Release by Prenetics use?

Test and Release by Prenetics use RT-PCR tests to detect viral RNA of the SARS-CoV-2 Coronavirus. This is the same test that Prenetics use for the Premier League, England and Wales Cricket Board as well as many other businesses.

Is the test easy to do?

Yes, the test involves a simple swab to the mouth and nose. The test takes less than a minute to complete.

Can I take the test by myself?

Yes, it’s helpful to have a mirror so you can see where the swab is touching your mouth.

Can I order the test for other people?

Yes, as long as they are part of your travelling party and will be isolating at the same address.

I have children (<18 years of age). Are they eligible?

Yes, children are eligible.

How accurate is the test?

The testing conducted by Prenetics and its Laboratory partners use a variety of UKAS accredited and approved laboratory-based RT-PCR assays that have the highest levels of accuracy based on the QCED UK EQAP program.

How do I send my test to the laboratory?

We will do our very best to make sure that your sample gets to the laboratory safely and securely. We have the following options for returning your sample to us:

Option 1: Using the pre-paid Royal Mail Tracked 24 envelope
Option 2: Using a private courier, arranged at your own expense
Option 3: Drop-off at a Test and Release by Prenetics drop-off point

Please click here for a more detailed explanation of each return option.

How long do the results take to arrive?

Results will be ready online within 24 hrs from receipt at the laboratory.

How will I receive the results?

Prenetics has developed a secure online web app where you can see your results.

How do you handle my personal data?

We adhere to the leading international security standard, ISO-27001, with connections encrypted using SSL and are GDPR compliant.

About Prenetics

Test and Release is a product created by Prenetics, a genetics company with headquarters in London and Hong Kong. Together, we can get Britain back to work, travel and play.

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