Covid-19 Testing for Travel

Acorn Occupational Health are UKAS Registered 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 travelling. 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.

Please check the government website regularly before you travel anywhere 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 self-isolate and book an NHS PCR test if you have any symptoms of Covid-19. 

On booking your PCR 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 are 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.

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/ Rapid Antigen Test (supervised at Acorn Clinic)

  • 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
  • £36

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

Return Journey Lateral Flow Test (used to re-enter England, take with you on holiday)

Required for travellers entering England, from all destinations.

  • Lateral Flow/Rapid Antigen test
  • Results in 15 minutes
  • £36
  • Take our test with you on your holiday and follow the clear instructions provided
  • NOTE: You can not use NHS test kits for the purpose of returning to England
  • Acorn provides a fitness/result certificate provided to you via email before you travel back to England

This will be given to you at the time of your ‘fit to fly’ test, or if you do not require a ‘fit to fly’ test we can post direct to you, ready to take on your holiday.

Day 2 Covid-19 PCR Test

Required for Green destinations

  • PCR Covid-19 test
  • Results in 72 hours of reaching the lab
  • £78 posted to your home for self-test (unsupervised)
  • £102 supervised at Acorn OH
  • £138 supervised on company site. (Quotation provided if site distance is + 10miles)
  • Result certificate provided to you via email

All prices include VAT

Day 2 and Day 8 Covid-19 PCR Tests

Required for Amber destinations if not Vaccinated.

  • PCR Covid-19 test
  • Day 2 Results are received 72 hours of reaching the lab. Day 8 results are received within 24 hours of reaching the lab
  • £156 for both Day 2 and Day 8 kits posted to your home for self-test (unsupervised)
  • £204 for both Day 2 and Day 8 kits supervised at Acorn clinic
  • £276 for both Day 2 and Day 8 kits supervised on site
  • Result certificate provided via email

 

Test to Release (Day 5 Covid-19 PCR Test)

Optional for Amber destinations only.

  • PCR Covid-19 test
  • Results in 24 hours of 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+vat for guaranteed same-day results – the sample must be at the lab before 11 am on the day you take your test
  • Fitness certificate provided to you via email

Fully Vaccinated Arrivals from Amber countries

Those who have been fully vaccinated (x2 doses) with an NHS administered vaccine in the UK and travelling from an Amber country, no longer need to complete Day 2 and Day 8 tests with isolation. This category is treated similarly to Green country restrictions, with just a Day 2 test.

NOTE: There are still restrictions in some countries due to a high rate of positive cases of covid-19 so this rule does not apply to all. 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. 

  • PCR Covid-19 test
  • Results in 72 hours of reaching the lab
  • £78 posted to your home for self-test (unsupervised)
  • £102 supervised at Acorn OH
  • £138 supervised on company site (Quotation provided if company site distance is + 10miles)
  • Result certificate provided to you via email
  • Proof of Vaccination will be required upon booking.

All prices include VAT

Package 1 (GREEN/AMBER Country)

  • Pre-Departure Return to England Rapid Antigen Test
  • UK Arrival PCR Day 2 ONLY

Turn around times

  • 15 Minutes – Result – Rapid Antigen Test
  • 24 Hours – Certificate – Rapid Antigen Test
  • 72 Hours – Result and Certificate – Day 2

Prices

  • £114 – Unsupervised (Self-test)

  • £138 – Supervised at Acorn OH

  • £174 – Supervised on company site

Package 2 (GREEN/AMBER Country)

  • Pre-Departure / Fit to Fly PCR Test
  • Pre-Departure Return to England Rapid Antigen Test
  • UK Arrival PCR Day 2 ONLY

Turn around times 

  • 24 Hours – Result and Certificate – Fit to Fly
  • 15 Minutes – Result – Rapid Antigen Test
  • 24 Hours – Certificate – Rapid Antigen Test
  • 72 Hours – Result and Certificate – Day 2

Prices

  • £192 – Unsupervised (Self-test)

  • £240 – Supervised at Acorn OH

  • £312 – Supervised on company site

Package 3 (AMBER Country)

  • Pre-Departure / Fit to Fly PCR Test
  • Pre-Departure Return to England Rapid Antigen Test
  • UK Arrival PCR Day 2 and Day 8 Test

Turn around times

  • 24 Hours – Result and Certificate – Fit to Fly
  • 15 Minutes – Result – Rapid Antigen Test
  • 24 Hours – Certificate – Rapid Antigen Test
  • 72 Hours – Result and Certificate – Day 2
  • 48 Hours – Result and Certificate – Day 8

Prices

  • £270 – Unsupervised (Self-test)

  • £342 – Supervised at Acorn OH

  • £420 – Supervised on company site

Package 4 (AMBER Country)

  • Pre-Departure Return to England Rapid Antigen Test
  • UK Arrival PCR Day 2 and Day 8 Test
  • Test to Release – Day 5 (Optional)

Turn around times

  • 15 Minutes – Result – Rapid Antigen Test
  • 24 Hours – Certificate – Rapid Antigen Test
  • 72 Hours – Result and Certificate – Day 2
  • 48 Hours – Result and Certificate – Day 8
  • 24 Hours – Result and Certificate – Day 5

Prices

  • £270 – Unsupervised (Self-test)

  • £342 – Supervised at Acorn OH

  • £420 – Supervised on company site

Package 5 (AMBER Country)

  • Pre-Departure / Fit to Fly PCR Test
  • Pre-Departure Return to England Rapid Antigen Test
  • UK Arrival PCR Day 2 and Day 8 Test
  • Test to Release – Day 5 (Optional)

Turnaround times

  • 24 Hours – Result and Certificate – Fit to Fly
  • 15 Minutes – Result – Rapid Antigen Test
  • 24 Hours – Certificate – Rapid Antigen Test
  • 72 Hours – Result and Certificate – Day 2
  • 48 Hours – Result and Certificate – Day 8
  • 24 Hours – Result and Certificate – Day 5

Prices 

  • £348 – Unsupervised (Self-test)

  • £444 – Supervised at Acorn OH

  • £498 – Supervised on company site

All prices include VAT

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