Different rules apply for France, please read FAQs below.
Those who have been fully vaccinated with an NHS administered vaccine in the UK and are returning from amber countries are required to complete a pre-departure test before arrival into England, alongside a PCR test on or before day 2 after arrival. A full vaccination means 14 days have passed since your second and final dose of the vaccine.
I travel on or after10/08/2021
Last minute booking
I travel before10/08/2021
Before an individual travels to the UK, they must:
Take a coronavirus (COVID-19) test and get a negative result during the 3 days before you travel
Book and Pay for a travel test package, which will include COVID-19 tests to be taken on or before day 2 and on or after day 8 of the quarantine period
Complete a passenger locator form with details of where they will home quarantine on arrival and the travel test package booking reference number
|Fit to fly||
Travelling internationally from UK
General Testing in-country
|Day 2 & 8||
Mandatory test for entering UK
Tests conducted on day 2 of arrival and day 8
After day 8 test, if result is negative you can come out of quarantine on completion of day 10 as planned
|Inbound||PCR||Only available for non-'red-list' countries|
|Test to Release||
Optional test to come out of quarantine early
Test run on day 5
Please note that you still need to do your day 2 and day 8 tests as normal
|Inbound||PCR||Only available for amber list countries|
We deliver swab sample packs to all UK postcodes. Packs include all returns packaging and prepaid return postage labels. Please refer to FAQs for sample kit delivery times.
Book a video call with one of our remote nurses who will guide you through collecting your sample in the correct way.
You will receive a notification with your test result as soon as your sample has been analysed in the lab.
We can send your results certificate to the email address of your choice.
Results are normally issued 12 to 18 hours after receipt at the lab for analysis. Some results are processed within 12 hours, however these times are not guaranteed.
A guaranteed fast track service is also available, please contact email@example.com for more information
All international arrivals to the UK must quarantine for 10 days on arrival and take covid-19 tests on day 2 and day 8. Before an individual travels to the UK, they must:
For more information and guidance please visit: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/how-to-quarantine-when-you-arrive-in-england
Monday to Friday
For bookings received before 3pm, the sample packs will be sent out same day, for next day delivery
For bookings received before 11am, sample packs will be sent out same day, for delivery on Monday.
For bookings received after 11am on Saturday, and/or on Sunday, sample packs will be sent out on Monday, for delivery on Tuesday.
If your requirement is urgent, alternative fast track delivery options can be arranged for an additional fee, including private courier.
Please call Agilis Customer Service on 01592 269570 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
There are two main types of test:
Antigent Test: this tests for the presence of a virus in a sample. There are ranges of tests in this category from ‘gold standard’ tests that are done by an accredited lab to more of screening solutions that require little to no equipment and are able to provide results in 8-30 minutes
Antibody Tests: this tests whether someone has developed antibodies and had the virus previously.
There are two different types of Antibody tests:
1) Lab based Antibody test- a test kit is used to gather blood from a patient which is then tested in the lab. These are usually referred to as ELISA tests. They are extremely accurate and able to let you know if you had the virus and developed antibodies as a result of this.
2) Blood prick tests- these test kits can be used by trained professional to determine at point of care whether you had the virus. A small blood prick is taken and used in a cartridge to do the diagnostic.
Yes, we provide a number of solutions from regular lab based testing to developing regular screening programmes.
In the first instance we propose designing and agreeing clinical governance approach to workplace testing and then we provide a solution to support this.
Yes, we have a number of remote solutions if you decide you only want to do ad-hoc testing.
Current mutation of SARS Cov-2: D614G SARS COV-2
Mutated position by SNPs (single nucleotide polymorphism)
Nucleotide change at 23,403 base of RNA from adenosine (A) to guanine (G)
Mutated at D614 on the Spike Protein (SP)
enhancing the binding affinity to ACE2 receptor
no mutation on the nucleocapid protein (NP) of Sars Cov-2
In summary this has no impact on our ability to successfully detect covid-19
The Agilis Health refund policy is as follows:
Please note if you are booking Test to Release, the earliest that the sample can be collected is during the course of day 5 of your quarantine, with day 1 commencing from the time that you arrive in the UK. This means that you are able to book a test on day 1 of quarantine, get pack in time and arrange a video call appointment for day 5. This would allow us to get the sample to the lab the day following your test and then issue your result typically within 12-18 hours of it getting to the lab (guaranteed within 24 hours of the sample getting to the lab).
Many governments and airlines require that a test for COVID-19 be taken prior to travelling. The rules differ by government and airline and some accept antigen tests, some only accept PCR tests and there is little consistency as to the timeline requirement for the test result, but typically it is 48-72 hours prior to travel. Please check specific requirements prior to booking the Fit to Fly test.
Typically Agilis operates a home service. Our service includes a video call with one of our nurses that is able to guide you through the sample collection process. As such we are able to offer our service nationwide.
Please note that if you are travelling to the UK from a country on the red list, then you are not eligible to opt into the Test to Release scheme.
You can see the red list on this link: Coronavirus (COVID-19): red list travel ban countries — GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
From 4am on 9th January, should you be travelling to the UK from Namibia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Eswatini, Zambia, Malawi, Lesotho, Mozambique, Angola, Mauritius or Seychelles, then as per government advice you should self-isolate for 10 days upon entry to the UK and should not take a test to release test during this period.
In addition, from 4am on 15th January, should you be travelling to the UK from Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay, Venezuela, Cape Verde, Portugal (including Madeira and the Azores) and Panama, then as per government advice you should self-isolate for 10 days upon entry to the UK and should not take a test to release test during this period.
As of 4am on 29th January, the same travel restrictions as above will apply for Burundi, UAE and Rwanda and anyone who has travelled from any of these countries should not participate in the test to release scheme.