Test-To-Release – Day 5 PCR Test by Post

Test-To-Release – Day 5 PCR Test by Post


If arriving from an Amber listed country, you can use our Test to Release Day 5 Test to reduce quarantine from 10 days to 5 days. On receiving a negative result, you can finish your quarantine early. Children (of any age) & Adults can undertake this test.

Who should take this test?

If you have returned from international travel abroad and would like to be able to leave home or hotel quarantine earlier than the 10 day UK national requirement.

Test-to-release Certificate – Approved and accepted by the UK Govt.
 Results within 12-24 hrs on lab receipt
 Simple self swab test to be taken at home and returned using pre-paid envelope
 UK Government Listed Testing Service
 Gold Standard (99% or higher sensitivity and specificity)
 Valid for travel with all airlines
Same day delivery of your test kits within the M25 (London) (Additional £30) or any address in Oxford (OX1-OX4 postcodes only) (Additional £20)


Our Test to Release home kit is suitable if you are travelling back from overseas and are required to self-isolate. By taking this test, you will be able to reduce your self-isolation period from 10 days to a little as 5 days, provided that you test negative.

This is not, and cannot, replace the Day 2 & Day 8 Travel Test Package.

Although you can order our kits earlier, you must take the test on your 5th day of isolation. If you arrive back into the UK on a Monday, your 5th day would be Saturday.

You should purchase as soon as possible. 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.

Following your purchase, you will receive an order confirmation email, please use your order number as your test reference number.

You cannot use the Test to Release Scheme if you have been in or through any country that is on the travel ban red list in the 10 days before you arrive in England.

Covid-19 RT PCR Test.

Results in 12 or 24 hours from receipt of your completed test.

Free next working day delivery (order before 3pm weekdays).

Self swab test included with instructions.

Royal Mail prepaid 24 Tracked postage and packaging included – to return the completed test. The test will typically arrive at the lab the next working day – this is not guaranteed. Royal Mail will not deliver or collect on Sundays or Bank Holidays.

Gold standard test for accuracy and quality. Fully compliant and recognised worldwide. 99.9% Accurate.

This test can be purchased well in advance.

This price includes: Test Kit / Postage / Packaging / Laboratory Analysis / Certificate.

Please note: Our lab operates 7 days a week, however, as Royal Mail do not deliver on a Sunday, sending a test on a Saturday would typically not arrive at the laboratory until Monday. We offer a free Royal Mail 24 Tracked Return service, this is not a guaranteed next day delivery service. If your test is delayed while on route to the laboratory, this inevitably will delay your result.

1AffordableTest.com accepts no responsibility or liability for any costs arising from any delay, disruption or cancellation of your plans directly or indirectly caused by the requirement to produce a certificate/test results.

All orders are non-refundable following dispatch.

Additional information

Result from receipt of your completed test.

12 Hours, 24 Hours, 8 Hours

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