Covid-19 Testing for Travel

Acorn Occupational Health is UKAS accredited to provide Covid-19 swab testing (registered number 22786)

We provide a personal, accurate, and fast service to ensure your holidays can go ahead, but we do rely on accuracy and promptness from individuals traveling. Please be clear with your dates and when you require testing.

It is your responsibility to research and choose the correct Covid-19 testing kits for your destination and that countries requirements. Please keep up to date with changes via the government website. Acorn doesn’t take any responsibility if you order incorrect testing kits.

The frequency of change is high and it is your responsibility to check all restrictions and rules from the area that you are travelling to and from. Please check the government website regularly for updates on GOV.UK

Before you arrive at Acorn Occupational Health for a Covid-19 test:

You must not arrive at Acorn OH clinic if you have any symptoms of Covid-19. There are now over 20 symptoms related to Covid-19 including a persistent cough, high temperature, altered sense of taste or smell, headache, fatigue, runny nose, and sore throat.

If you develop any symptoms you should not attend the appointment or travel. You must follow current government guidelines.

On booking your Covid-19 test with Acorn OH you will be asked to bring a form of photo ID, you must wear a mask on arrival to your appointment, and adhere to all social distancing rules within the area.

Acorn OH is providing this service as you can not use NHS Covid-19 testing kits for travel purposes.

Please either call us on 01260 277797 or email covid@acornoh.co.uk for assistance.

Departures – Covid-19 Test for Travel (Fit to Fly)

These tests are for any travel overseas, including aeroplanes ships and coaches.

PCR Covid-19 test

  • Results in 24 hours from reaching the lab
  • £78 posted to home for self-test (unsupervised)
  • £102 supervised at Acorn OH
  • £138 supervised on company site (Quotation provided if company site distance is + 10miles)
  • Additional courier costs may be applicable or you can take the completed test to our laboratory drop-off point
  • You have the option to pay an extra £65 for guaranteed same-day results – the sample must be at the lab before 11 am on the day you take your test
  • Fitness/result certificate provided to you via email

All prices include VAT

Lateral Flow Test

  • Certain countries accept a Lateral Flow Covid 19 test, instead of the full PCR Covid-19 test as proof of fitness to travel
  • Results in 15 minutes
  • Certificate provided at the time of test
  • £24 posted to home for self-test (unsupervised)

NB: Entry requirements are dependent on the country you are traveling to. It is your responsibility to check the country’s specific requirements before arranging your tests.

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