Guidance

Private providers of coronavirus testing

Lists of and information about approved suppliers of private testing kits for coronavirus (COVID-19).

Documents

List of providers: Test to Release for international travel

List of providers: general testing

Details

The Department of Health and Social Care is aware of the private sector (non-NHS) providers published on this page who have declared that they meet the government’s minimum standards for:

  • Test to Release for international travel
  • domestic COVID-19 testing

Both lists of providers are updated daily, from Monday to Friday.

Published 14 December 2020
Last updated 4 March 2021 + show all updates
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  5. Updated ‘Private providers of coronavirus testing: what you need to know’ to add guidance for employers and third-party healthcare providers under ‘general coronavirus testing’ and a checklist under ‘prospective testing providers’.

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  45. Added Avante Health Ltd to the list of Test to Release providers. Added Pall Mall Medical to the list of general testing providers.

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  47. Added Agilis Health Ltd, Heathrow Medical Services LLP, Randox Laboratories and The London Clinic to the list of Test to Release providers. Added AlphaBiolabs, Breathe Assured, Heathrow Medical Services LLP, Randox Laboratories and The London Clinic to the list of general testing providers and amended Chronomics email address.

  48. Changed the email address for Chronomics in the 'Providers: test to release' section to test-to-release@chronomics.com.

  49. Added NPH Group MDNA Life Science Partnership and Qured to the list of Test to Release providers, and removed Axiom. Added BioGrad Laboratories, NPH Group MDNA Life Science Partnership, Prenetics and Qured to the list of general testing providers. Amended phone numbers for Concepto Clinic and DNA Workplace. Added email address for SYNLAB.

  50. Added Axiom Laboratory and Concepto Clinic to the list of Test to Release providers, and removed Medicspot. Added Concepto Clinic to the list of general testing providers.

  51. Added Collinson and Private GP Clinic to the list of Test to Release providers, and removed Axiom Laboratory. Added Biogroup Laboratory, Collinson and Private GP Clinic to the list of general testing providers.

  52. Added Nationwide Pathology and Synlab to the list of Test to Release providers, and removed Samedaydoctor. Added Chronomics, DNA Workplace and Synlab to the list of general testing providers. Removed The Private GP Clinic from both lists.

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  1. Step 1 Plan your trip during coronavirus (COVID-19)

  2. Step 2 Get your passport ready

    You need to have at least 6 months left on an adult or child passport to travel to many countries. Check entry requirements for the country you want to travel to.

    1. Check your passport has enough time left on it for the country you're visiting
    2. Renew or replace your passport
    3. Get a passport for your child
  3. and Check if you need a visa or permit

  4. and Check if you need a permit to drive abroad

  5. and Check how to take your pet abroad

  6. Step 3 Get travel insurance and check if you need vaccinations or inoculations

  7. Step 4 Travel safely and check for travel disruption

  8. Step 5 Going through border control

    You may need to show paperwork such as your passport or visa, or a negative coronavirus test result at the point of entry.

    1. Check the entry requirements for the country you are travelling to or transiting through
  9. Step 6 When you are abroad

  10. and If you are unable to return to the UK

  11. Step 7 Return to the UK

  12. and When you arrive in the UK