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COVID-19 General & Pre-Departure Fit To Fly PCR Test

Newcastle & Edinburgh Occupational Health Provider

Private Covid-19 Tests For Employees, Pre-Departure & Fit To Fly In Newcastle

Private Covid-19 PCR tests for general purposes, pre-departure & fit to fly

This service is not for people with symptoms of covid-19

We are offering PCR tests for general, pre-departure, fit to fly and employment purposes both at our clinics in Newcastle and Edinburgh. The PCR throat and nose swab test can be used in order to demonstrate that an employee is currently showing as negative for Covid-19 at the time of testing.  

The testing that we are carrying out at OH3 is designed for employees who require tests for employment but may not at present meet the criteria for NHS testing services. It may be useful for some offshore workers, seafarers, or other workers requiring to fly to other countries.

It is very important to understand that if you are currently showing symptoms for coronavirus (Covid-19) then you should not book a test with us. If you are presently demonstrating symptoms of a high temperature, a new continuous cough or a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste then you must stay at home and self-isolate. You must not leave your home and have no visitors, anyone you live with or is in your support bubble must also self-isolate.

On June 25th 2021 OH3 successfully received recommendation from UKAS for ISO15189 accreditation for PCR swab collection services.

If you are experiencing these symptoms then you should consult the link below, which will take you to the UK Government coronavirus (Covid-19) test and trace information: 

If you are experiencing Covid-19 symptoms click here

Covid-19 testing for employment and travel

The timescales below for PCR testing services are indicative only and not guaranteed. They are results achieved in over 95% of cases, but occasionally labs need to rerun tests which can mean “same day” results being reported after midnight or the following morning, or “next day” results being reported the day after. OH3 will not be responsible for delays or disruption to travel plans if results are delayed. These are almost invariably out of our control once the sample reaches the lab and operates on a “best endeavours” basis.



PCR Test

Result by 11:59pm same day

  • Newcastle only
  • Pre-departure fit to fly
  • Test to release
  • PCR Covid-19 test
  • Time achieved over 95% of tests
Book your COVID-19 PCR test



PCR Test

Result by 11:59pm next day

  • Newcastle and Edinburgh
  • Pre-departure fit to fly
  • Test to release
  • PCR Covid-19 test
  • Time achieved over 95% of tests
Book your COVID-19 PCR test

PCR swab test for Covid-19, general, employment and pre-departure, fit to fly private coronavirus test

This is the test used by the NHS to check for the presence of the Covid-19 virus antigen in a sample taken from the nose or throat. OH3 staff can conduct this testing from our clinics or from business premises at present and costs are reduced for larger numbers of workers.

The PCR test can tell if you currently are positive for Covid-19 as this may mean you could be infectious to others.

Every test has its limitations and even if you are found to be negative for the Covid-19 antigen today, it does mean you won’t become infected tomorrow or next week. Even a positive test may not mean you are actively infectious as the test cannot tell if this is live virus which could make you infectious or inactivated virus fragments which are probably not infectious.

With all that said, this is the test the NHS and UK government has used from the start of the pandemic and is suitable for general employment, pre-departure and fit to fly covid testing.  

covid-19 PCR swab test
  • Throat and nose swab
  • To determine if currently infected
  • Test widely used by UK Gov
  • Discounts to test all your employees*
Click here to book your covid-19 PCR test

Further details for our coronavirus Covid-19 general, employee & pre-departure, fit to fly testing in Newcastle

Important note:

Please note at the current time OH3 has not applied for registration to provide day 2 or day 8 samples for people travelling to the UK. If you require either of these, please apply to other providers. OH3 can provide PCR testing for other requirements, e.g. day 5 test to release testing, fit to fly and general purpose.

Please be aware: 

£30 appointment cancellation charge applied to any refund for a cancelled covid-19 test.

You must bring your travelling passport I.D. with you for our pre-departure fit to fly test to be carried out.

If you are presenting Covid-19 symptoms

You should not book a test with us if you have any symptoms which could possibly be indicative of a current Covid-19 infection, such as a cough, fever or loss of taste or smell. You should follow the UK government guidelines in this case, which at 30 June 2020 mean you should book a test through the NHS website. You will not have to pay for this test. Our testing at OH3 Ltd is designed for employees who are not covered by the NHS testing system, but require testing for work purposes.

Discounts for multiple employees*

Reductions for multiple tests for employers are volume dependent and can be up to 25% for over 100 tests. These discounts are based on economies of scale and are designed for companies testing their entire workforce, with discounts applying to both types of test.

Follow the link below to book your private coronavirus covid-19 test at our Newcastle clinic

You can use the link below to see the price for your test or browse more information also

Click here to book your covid-19 PCR test

Occupational health service testimonials

Below is feedback from our occupational health clients, which is collected and verified as part of receiving SEQOHS Accreditation:


Clinic Feedback:

“Excellent keep it up”


Clinic Feedback:

“Fast service”


Clinic Feedback:

“Very pleased”


Clinic Feedback:

“Thanks Mike”