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.
Test and Release by Prenetics
How it works
Order our test before you fly to England. Cut your self-isolation period from 10 days to 6 days.
1. Create an account
2. Order a kit in advance
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
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.
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
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.