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Day 5 Test To Release

£140 (by 9am the next day)


Results guaranteed within 24 hours:

Results with 24-48 hours: 

Day 5 test to release is a government initiative where you can reduce your quarantine period from 10 days to five days on receiving a negative covid PCR test result after arrival from an amber list country.  The test is taken on day 5 after arrival into the UK alongside the mandatory day 2 and 8 tests. This is a voluntary test and cannot be taken if you have come from or transited through a red country in the last 10 days.


Simply book your private covid PCR test with Best Health Clinics to reduce your quarantine period. Your test must be booked five full days after arriving in the UK, if you arrive on Monday, Tuesday will be your first full day so the fifth day will be Saturday when you can take the test. You need to quarantine until you receive your test result.


You will need to a book test before you travel to the UK and you will be given a unique reference number to put on your passenger locator form. This test is suitable for adults and children but cannot be taken if you have received a positive day 2 test result. You are permitted to travel to the test centre to have your test done or you can do it at home.

If you test negative

If your day 5 test result is negative (and the result of your day 2 test 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 is positive you need to quarantine for another 10 days from the day after you took the test, or from when you first had symptoms if that is earlier.

You do not need to take the coronavirus test on or after day 8.

If your test is inconclusive

If the result from your test is inconclusive you must continue to quarantine. You can choose to take another private Day 5 test to find out if you can stop quarantine early

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