Test 2 release

Everything you need to know about Test 2 Release

Shorten your self-isolation after 5 days of arrival in the UK. The scheme lets you choose to pay for a private COVID-19 test. If the result is negative, you can stop quarantining. The scheme is voluntary and applies to those quarantining in England only. If you do not want to opt into the Test to Release scheme, you will need to self-isolate for 10 days.

Reduce mandatory quarantine period with a day 5 test

Test to release is a government scheme that allows you to end self-isolation days early if you have a negative COVID-19 PCR test result. We are a leading approved provider of these tests which are only available privately.

This at-home test kit is for travellers arriving in England from non-red list countries who are unvaccinated or do not qualify under the fully vaccinated travel rules. Under the Test to Release scheme, travellers can choose to complete this additional PCR Covid-19 test on Day 5 of their mandatory 10-day quarantine.

How Day 5 Testing Works

Order Day 5 Test or book to visit a testing location

Order your Covid-19 Test Kit. You will receive a booking reference number and your respective kit will be sent to the delivery address entered at checkout. Alternatively, book a time to take a sample at your nearest Testing Location.

Activate Your Kit

Before sending your sample kit to the laboratory, the activation procedure must be completed for your test to be valid and for a sample to be tested when received in our laboratory. Activate your kit from home or when visiting one of our Testing Locations.

Take Sample

On Day 5 perform a self-swab at home or have your sample taken at one of our Testing Locations.

Your Result Certificate

Your result certificate will be issued to you online within 24-48 hours of receiving your sample at our lab. Please note results will not be issued until your test kit has been activated online.