Test to Release
- Reduce your travel quarantine
- 24h results from UKAS accredited labs
- Government-listed provider
Order your kit online with free delivery and return label
Receive your test kit 5 days after your arrival in England, in accordance with government guidelines. Free home delivery included.
Gentle and non-invasive sample collection
Perform your sample then send it to our lab using a pre-paid Royal Mail Priority Postbox or drop it off at one of our Covid Test Hubs.
Reduce your quarantine early if you test negative
We will provide you with a PDF copy of your doctor-signed certificate within 24 hours of our lab receiving your sample if you test negative.
Medicspot is a government-listed supplier of fast, reliable Covid-19 testing. Our home delivery service is suitable for your Test to Release needs.
Due to government guidelines for Test to Release, you will receive your test kit 5 days after your arrival in England. After returning your sample, you will receive your result in 2 days by 11:59pm.
Please note that this information is only accurate if there are no Royal Mail delays. Drop off your sample at a Test Hub to minimise the chance of disruption.
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Frequently asked questions
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We recommend ordering your self-swab kit as soon as possible.
We will deliver your test kit 5 days after your arrival in England, in accordance with government guidelines.
We will deliver your test kit 5 days after your arrival in England, in accordance with government guidelines. If your kit is due to arrive on Sunday, you will receive this on Tuesday.
You will get your results and certificate 24 hours after the lab receives your swab sample.
Yes. If you need your certificate even sooner, we also offer pick-up and collection at our Covid Test Hubs for rapid results.
A Covid-19 PCR test looks for the presence of the Covid-19 virus on a sample taken from your nose and throat; collected using a long cotton bud. Medicspot has partnered with a world-class UKAS accredited laboratory to provide this testing to ensure fast and accurate results. Our Covid-19 PCR test has a sensitivity of 98% and specificity of 100% when performed correctly.
We'll send you a test kit with free delivery to your home.
Once you’ve collected your swab sample, you can use a pre-paid Royal Mail Priority Postbox to send your test back to our UKAS accredited laboratory.
Alternatively, you can choose to drop off your sample at your nearest Medicspot Covid Test Hub.
Negative You do not have any evidence of an active infection.
Positive The Covid-19 virus has been detected on your swab. You will not be able to travel or reduce your quarantine time and we will inform NHS Public Health about your positive result. Medicspot will provide you with a free private doctor consultation if you test positive.
Inconclusive/Needs Repeated Very infrequently, your swab result will need to be repeated. This is often due to poor sample taking technique. You will need to purchase another swab kit.
You will be issued a doctor-signed results certificate if you test negative for Covid-19. You will not be able to cut your quarantine if you test positive for Covid-19.
To ensure that you receive your results on time, we promise to do all that we can to send your swab kit out on time and process your results within 24 hours of the lab receiving your sample. However, we cannot take responsibility for any delays occurring out of our control, i.e. Royal Mail delivering your swab kit or receiving your sample back at the lab.