How the Test to Release scheme works:
If you arrive in England from somewhere outside the UK, Ireland, the Channel Islands, or the Isle of Man 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. If the result is negative, you can end your quarantine.
You cannot take a 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.
How to take part in the scheme:
To take part in the scheme you need to:
Book a test with one of the Government Private Providers
Choose to opt into the scheme on the passenger locator form
You will be asked to enter the details of your test in the passenger locator form. You must do this to take part in the scheme.
You should book your test before you travel to England. This is so you can enter details of the test when you opt into the scheme on the passenger locator form.
If you decide to take part in the scheme after you have arrived in England, you will need to complete another 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.
UK Event Medics will send a PCR test to your address with prepaid 24 hour returns labels. For an extra fee, on quotation, we can arrange for a Courier to collect the test on Day 5 and take this straight to the laboratory to speed this process up. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with postcode to receive quotation.