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Test & Release

Order your test & release COVID-19 kit from BioGrad. A UKAS  accredited private COVID test provider, supplying test at-home kits that are cost effective, quick, and give results within 24 hours of the completed test landing in our lab.

All orders for this product must be placed alone, please don’t include any other products with this order. All Test & Release orders will only arrive shortly before your full 5th day in isolation.

NHS Identification is required before the order is dispatched. Only available for NHS employees excluding family members.

How the Test to Release scheme works

What you need to do when you arrive in England depends on whether you qualify as fully vaccinated under the rules for travel to England.

If you do not qualify as fully vaccinated, you must quarantine for 10 days on arrival.

Under the Test to Release scheme you can choose to pay for a private COVID-19 test on day 5. If the result is negative (and the result of your day 2 test result was negative or inconclusive) you can end your quarantine.

You cannot take your Test to Release test until you have been in England for 5 full days.

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 quarantine for 10 days.

You cannot take part in the scheme if you have been in or through a country or territory on the red list in the 10 days before you arrive in England.

How to take part in the scheme

To take part in the scheme you need to:

  1. Book a test before you travel to England.
  2. Enter details of your test in the passenger locator form.

You will have to pay the private test provider for your test. You will need to book an individual test for each person opting into Test to Release, including children of all ages.

The test provider will either send a test to your address or you can attend a testing site. You may leave your house to post your test or to travel directly to and from the testing site. You should follow safer travel guidance and avoid public transport if possible.

If you choose Test to Release, you must still book and take your 2 compulsory travel tests. You can book Test to Release at the same time as your compulsory tests.

If you decide to take part in the scheme after you have arrived in England, you will need to complete another passenger locator form.

Quarantine rules

If you do not qualify as fully vaccinated, you must quarantine on arrival in England. You can take a Test to Release test no earlier than the 5th day after arrival in England.


You arrive in England on Monday. Tuesday will be your first full day of quarantine. You can take a test no earlier than the 5th day after arrival in England – Saturday. You must continue to quarantine while you await your test result.

If you test negative

If the result for your day 5 test is negative (and the result of your day 2 test result was negative or inconclusive) you can stop quarantine as soon as you receive the result.

You still need to take the compulsory test on or after day 8.

If you test positive for COVID-19

If the Test to Release or day 8 test is positive, you need to quarantine for a further 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.

People you live with in the UK, or people you are staying with, should also quarantine for 10 days from the date of your positive test.

If your Test to Release test is positive, you do not need to take the day 8 test.

If your test is inconclusive

If the result from your test is inconclusive you must continue to quarantine. You can choose to take another privately provided test to find out if you can stop quarantine early.

You may be fined if you do not quarantine. The fine is £1,000 for the first time, up to £10,000 for further breaches.


Patient Details

Patient Address

This must be your registered home address

Isolation Address

Travel Details

Please select the type of travel that you will be using when arriving into the UK

Testing Details

Please select your vaccination status.
Select the manufacturer of your first and/or second vaccines.

NHS Identification Card Upload

Please upload a clear picture of your NHS identification card in jpg or png format.
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