How the Test to Release System Works
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 order your self-test kit.
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 take your Covid19 test sample and post this using the Royal Mail Envelope provided inside of your kit
Day six too seven: Receive your results. If a negative result is returned, you are able to end your self-isolation period.