Covid-19 Test To Release Newcastle
Approved Newcastle based covid-19 test to release supplier
While travelling, if you are returning to the United Kingdom from a country that is not on the UK Government’s travel corridor list, then you will need to self-isolate. This means that you cannot leave your home for a period of ten full days. OH3 are offering our coronavirus covid-19 test to release service where you can now reduce your self-isolation return time by taking a test with ourselves as an official UK government approved supplier.
OH3 is an official UK Government provider for test to release, this is for travellers returning to the UK and not returning to any other destination. The test to release service allows international travellers to reduce their period of self-isolation by booking a private covid-19 test through an approved UK Government test to release provider, which OH3 Limited is.
At OH3 we provide our in-clinic testing at our Newcastle Clinic. Our Newcastle upon Tyne Clinic will be providing our covid-19 test to release service: Monday to Friday until 3pm. Please note that if your five day test date falls on a weekend, we regret to inform you that we currently cannot provide weekend appointments for testing at this current time. We are planning to begin carrying out postal home kit testing sometime in February 2021. This service will be available for order through our website and details will be released soon.
On June 25th 2021 OH3 successfully received recommendation from UKAS for ISO15189 accreditation for PCR swab collection services.
Am I eligible for the covid-19 test to release service?
The UK Government approved covid-19 test to release program only covers certain areas, which are subject to change depending on a number of factors in relation to the current covid-19 pandemic.
This list is constantly changing in line with new developments in relation to the pandemic, these changes occur without notice. It is strongly advised that 24 hours before the end of your trip you check whether the country you are returning to the UK from is or is not on the government travel corridor list.
How does the test to release program operate?
You will arrive from your country of departure into England, from a country that the UK Government requires you to self-isolate from upon return. You must then go straight to your place of self-isolation on arrival and begin your period of self-isolation following the UK government guidance around this, which can be located by clicking the link here:Self-isolating when you arrive in the UK
You will be required to fill in the UK Government passenger locator form.
Leave your country of departure and travel internationally into England. Your five day period before you can engage in test to release starts from the day that you leave the country of departure. If you arrive into England on the same day that you left your country of departure, then that day is day zero and the following day will be day one.
With the five day testing period beginning on day zero, you need to book your test with us on day five.
Your test will be carried out on day five and the sample will have been taken from you at our clinic. As this was taken on day five, it will then arrive at the lab for analysis on day six.
You will receive the results of your covid-19 test. If the result of this test is negative then you can end your period of self-isolation upon receiving the negative result. If the result of your test comes back as positive for covid-19, then you must remain in self-isolation for another ten days. This will begin on the day that the covid-19 test was taken. Anyone you live or are staying with in your household must also self-isolate for ten days, regardless of any results of covid-19 tests taken before this date.
How to make a booking for our covid-19 test to release service
To have a test please book an appointment, to do so follow steps 1-2-3 below.
You can also download our terms and conditions of sale for PCR Swab Testing by clicking the link here:You can download our covid-19 PCR test terms and conditions of sale here
1. Ensure that you complete the government ‘Passenger Travel Locator’ form
2. Following this complete our OH3 online booking form, available using the link below
3. If all booked slots have been taken for your date of choice, please call 0191 640 9395 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Book a covid-19 test to release appointmentClick here to book your covid-19 PCR test
Please be aware that if you book an appointment and then cancel your covid-19 test there will be a £30 appointment cancellation charge applied to any refund.
Important note – The timescales following 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 bring reported the day after. OH3 will not be responsible for delays or disruption to travel plans if results are delayed as these are almost invariably outwith our control once sample reach the lab and operate on a “best endeavours” basis.
You must bring passport or other photo I.D. with you to the test for this to be carried out.
Frequently asked questions about the Government test to release program and approved suppliers like OH3
Below we have prepared a series of answers to frequently asked questions about covid-19 test to release.