Covid19 On-site Unsupervised Testing

Screen4 (Yorkshire) Ltd are a UK leader in Covid19 Testing. Offering Pre-travel, Green Day 2 and Amber Day 2 & 8 and Test to Release RT-PCR Testing. 

We have recently introduced On-site Unsupervised testing at our Barnsley Clinic for just £30 per test. Simply book an appointment slot at our Barnsley clinic using the links below. The sample test kit will be on-site ready for you on the day of your appointment. You can take the test in the comfort of our clinical room or in your vehicle. 

This service has limited capacity so be quick to book. Appointments are available between 10am and 12pm, Monday to Friday at our Barnsley facility only. 

Now that overseas travel has resumed, you may find that you require a PCR test and a laboratory certificate to prove that you are Covid19 free and fit to fly.

Countries across the Globe have enforced local immigration restrictions and they recommend that people travelling need to have a PCR test carried out 48, 72-96 hours prior to travelling! Screen4 can provide you with the testing and the certification for this. 

Advice for testing:

You will need to check the entry requirements for the country you are travelling to, you can do this here:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/travel-advice-novel-coronavirus 

It is the consumers responsibility to ensure that you check the requirements for the country you are travelling to and to ensure that your sample is taken within the given time frame. Screen4 can not advise you of this and are not liable for any tests carried out outside of your travel requirement window.

If you are travelling abroad to a Green listed country it is a legal requirement for you to book and take a Covid-19 PCR test on Day 2 of your arrival into the UK. 

Children aged 4 and under do not need to take this test.

You do not need to quarantine unless the test result is positive.

You must quarantine if NHS Test & Trace informs you that you travelled to England with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19.

Find out more on the Green Listed Countries here

When you arrive in England, you must travel directly to the place you’re staying and not leave until 10 days have passed. The quarantine period starts the day you arrive in England and ends 10 days after the day you arrived. This period is necessary because it can take up to 10 days for coronavirus symptoms to appear.

If you’re travelling to England for less than 10 days, you will need to quarantine for the whole of your stay. You must travel directly to your place of quarantine when you arrive in England and directly from your place of quarantine to the port or airport when you leave. You should follow safer travel guidance and avoid public transport if possible. If you break the quarantine rules you may face a penalty of up to £10,000

Ending your Quarantine Early (Amber countries and Opt in only)

You can take a test on your 5th full day of quarantine to see if you can stop quarantining early. This is known as the test to release scheme.
Screen4 already offer this service and further information can be found here https://screen4.org/covid19-test-to-release/
You still need to take a test on or before day 2 for variant surveillance and on or after day 8 to check you do not have Covid19.

Variant surveillance helps the government check if new types of Covid19 are coming into the country.

Booking your travel test package:

Everyone must book a travel test package. Children 5+ also require the two tests.
You must take a covid19 test on or before day 2 for variant surveillance and a test on day 8 to check that you do not have Covid19.
 
We offer two packages for the Day 2 and 8 Testing as below:
– Clinician Performed test – you attend one of our clinics across the UK and have the tests carried out for you
– Self-Test – you order your Day 2 and 8 test package online and carry out the tests in the comfort of your own home
 
*Both of the above options include x2 PCR tests, cost of shipping to you, analysis of your samples and any UK Government required Genetic Sequencing of Positive results.

Please note you are still required to isolate for 10 days and take Covid19 PCR tests on day 2 and 8. Test to Release is an optional opt in scheme that will allow you to end your 10 day isolation period early when a negative result is received from your day 5 test. You will still need to take a PCR test on day 8.

How will the Test to Release system work?

24 hours before the end of your trip: Check whether the country you are returning from is on the government travel corridor list. This list changes frequently and without notice so make sure you check back regular. If your country is not on the corridor list you will need to book your clinician appointment.

Day one: Arrive back in England from a quarantine country, you need to go straight to your self isolation destination and begin your isolation period in line with the UK government’s instructions.

Day five: You can now physically attend the clinic to have your Covid19 test sample taken 

Day seven to eight: Receive your results. If a negative result is returned, you are able to end your self-isolation period.

On-site Supervised/Unsupervised Self-Test Information

Your self-test kit will be on site ready for your appointment. The contents of our Covid19 PCR self-test kit includes:

  • Swab
  • Plastic Sample Collection Tube
  • Instructions Guide
  • Pathoseal Bag
  • Return Box
  • Royal Mail Returns Envelope

You need to take your sample within the time frame stated by the destination you are travelling to. There will be clear and concise instructions inside of of each test kit.

Taking your self-test is easy but we have a helpful link to the NHS video below which may help guide you through the process:

Click here to see our online Instructions Booklet – you will receive a copy of this within your test kit.

Pre-Travel – Within the given time frame required by the country that you are travelling to. We always recommend carrying out the sample on the first day within the travel requirement period. You can find the requirements for each country here:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/travel-advice-novel-coronavirus

Test to Release – on or after the 5th day of your isolation period. 

Day 2 & 8 Tests – one or before the 2nd day of your isolation period and on the 8th day of your isolation period. 

Please ensure you work out when you need to take your test prior to ordering. We are not authorised to advise you of when you should take this.

All unsupervised samples will need to be handed to the clinician on site. 

The samples will then be direct couriered to the laboratory the very same day at no extra cost.

To book an Unsupervised  Pre-Travel Self-Test please click here

To book an Unsupervised Green Day 2 Self-Test please click here

To book an Unsupervised Amber Day 2&8 Self-Test bundle please click here

To book an Unsupervised Test to Release Self-Test please click here

Creating your Results Account and Receiving Results

You should receive two emails after placing your order:
A. An order confirmation – this will be sent to you from covid19.
B. An invitation to create a secure online account – this is where you will receive your results. This will be sent to you from covidsupport.

Please ensure you check your spam/junk box as sometimes these emails may drop into there. 

Step 1 – Receive your invitation via email from covidsupport

Step 2 – Create your account (make sure you make a note of your username and password)

Step 3 – Log in to your account and confirm your personal details.

Step 4 – Log out of your account until you are ready to take your self-test sample/attend the clinic for your sample taking for you. 

Click here to see the instructions document for creating your account.

When you are ready to enter your sample barcode you need to log back into your online account and submit this there.

Visit: https://secure.safe-4.com/ and log in using your username and password created when setting up your account. 

 

After completing your online account creation and entering your sample barcode number you will post your sample to the laboratory using a Royal Mail Priority Post box only. 

When your sample arrives at our laboratory you will receive an email notification. You will also be able to track your sample using the Royal Mail tracking number on the front of your returns envelope. 

Results are reported within 24-48 hours from receipt of your sample at the laboratory (please note this may be up to 48 hours due to high volumes). Results are sent to your online results account and when they are ready you will receive an email to prompt you to check your account. Your results PDF document can be saved to your device or printed. 

When you are taking your self-test sample you will need to locate your sample barcode number which is how the results are linked to you as the patient. 

This sample barcode number can be found on the sample tube which you will put your swab inside of. Please see the below example:

If by chance the unsupervised tests have reached capacity don’t panic. You can order a self-test to be delivered to your home address by heading over to our shop.

Or you can book into one our clinics across the UK to have a Clinician Performed by heading over to our shop.

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