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UK Test-To-Release

For those of us "felons" who dare to travel to the UK in these COVID times, and are seeking early remission on the grounds of good behaviour from our 10 day sentence in solitary confinement (aka Quarantine) the UK Government helpfully provides a very extensive list of Test-to-Release providers
https://assets.publishing.service.go...21.csv/preview

Unfortunately it does not provide a list of costs, as it does for the days 2+8 tests, and it is not particularly obvious from many of the individual websites.

For those who have used Test-To-Release:
(1) which provider did you use
(2) what is the cost?
(3) were they reliable ie do you recommend?

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Old 18.03.2021, 18:45
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Re: UK Test-To-Release

I opted not to do the day 5 test to release but am using Oncologica for the 2 and 8 day tests, for which I paid 200 including courier delivery and collection. Day 2 test arrived the day before I was due to take it and collected the day after, result available within 24 hours of the courier collecting it. Day 8 should arrive tomorrow for use on Saturday, I am hoping they collect on Sundays which will mean I am free on Tuesday.

They do offer the test to release and I think their prices are available on their website. I will travel to them for my fit to fly test. Not the cheapest but closest to where I am, so for me good. Happy so far.
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Re: UK Test-To-Release

After a lot of Google searching, I managed to find a site where you can enter your UK postcode and get a list of local Test to Release providers, along with prices and guaranteed result times. I can't find the site again unfortunately.

By way of example, I used Concepto Clinic in Watford; cost 149 and I got the result the same day after an 8:30 appointment.
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Old 18.03.2021, 23:36
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I am hoping they collect on Sundays which will mean I am free on Tuesday.
I think you are allowed to break quarantine to post the test kit - at least that's what I understood from the leaflet packed into the kit, which tells you how to find a priority postbox and what to do if you can't get there yourself. If you test yourself early on Saturday and post it straight away, you should get the result and be out of quarantine on Sunday morning.
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If you test yourself early on Saturday and post it straight away, you should get the result and be out of quarantine on Sunday morning.
Actually I'm wrong, aren't I? Saturday is only day 8, so getting the result on Sunday is of no practical use.

It's strange that with Test to Release on day 5, they let you leave quarantine as soon as you get the result, whereas with the test on day 8 you still have to wait another two days.
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Re: UK Test-To-Release

One provider you should NOT use is Screen4. They never provided the test results and were unreachable via phone and email so I had to sit through the whole quarantine despite paying 135 for the test.
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Re: UK Test-To-Release

I used a place in Sunningdale www.privategpclinic.co.uk which has now increased its price to 150 but gives results same day usually. You go there personally. Efficient service they have car park just off A30. My friend used the place at Heathrow both gave results same day. Not done postal one.
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