Test to Release (also called Day 5)

£120 – £159


This is an optional, extra test for any unvaccinated international traveller who has returned to the UK. To be eligible for the day 5 test, you must have a negative Day 2 test.

This test can only be taken on Day 5. If the result is negative, you are permitted to end your quarantine on Day 6 ( when you get your result).

* If you have COVID-19 symptoms please do not book an in-store test, only book a self-swab kit.

Cancellation of less than 48hrs notice will incur an administrative charge of £30.00

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Additional Information

Any unvaccinated international traveller  who arrives in England from outside the UK, Ireland, the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man needs to self-isolate for 10 days. Under the scheme, on day 5, you can choose to pay for a private COVID-19 test. If the result is negative, you can stop self-isolating.

If your test is positive you need to quarantine for another 10 days. Count the 10 days starting from the day after you took the test, or from when you first had symptoms if that is earlier.

Please refer to local government restriction guidelines for Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales, the Isle of Man, Jersey or Guernsey.

Please be aware that our COVID-19 home sample kits are available for UK delivery only.

Please note Test to release kits will be dispatched on day 4 of your quarantine as per UK government requirements and are available for UK delivery only.

Note: If your in-store test result is inconclusive or unclear, we will provide a free retest.

If you buy our self-swabbing service and your result is inconclusive or unclear, you will need to purchase another Day 5 test kit. Please note that the Day 8 test cannot be used for Day 5 testing.

  • In-store tests are swabbed by our Trained Clinician
  • In-store tests are available by appointment only
  • 24 to 48 hour result option available

With all the Covid testing we offer there are two options. The first option is in person, you come to our store and do the swabbing for you; we register the kit and send it off to the laboratory. When your result is ready, we forward it by email to the email address you provided at registration. With this option if your test result is inconclusive/unclear we will provide a free retest.

The second option is for you to buy the kit and register it yourself and send it to the laboratory – address included with the test kit.

Cost for in-store ( or in your car outside the pharmacy)swabbed by our trained personnel:
£159 – 24 to 48 hours for the result  (by appointment)

Cost for self-swabbing home kit:
£120 –  including postage

The COVID-19 test kit will include the address of our partner laboratory to send your swab sample to and a Royal Mail Track 24 prepaid label.