Test To Release




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a doctor performs a covid 19 test

COVID-19 PCR test to release scheme

The new government test to release scheme allows international travellers coming to the UK to reduce their quarantine period to 5 days following a negative COVID-19 PCR swab test.
Test with an accredited clinic with fast turnaround times with same-day and next-day testing services.


autumn vaccinations
(aged 65+)
Coronavirus Cases
In The UK
COVID-19 cases
Possible reinfections
(up to 13/12/2023)

Test To Release Options

If you are doing a day-5 test to release PCR test, you probably want your result as soon as possible. We offer two great options:

  • Same-day result – £139 – test by 10 am
  • Next day result (by 8 pm) – £99 – test any time

The new COVID test to release scheme allows you to shorten your quarantine period after international travel to 5 days following a negative PCR test.


Our clinic and laboratory are appropriately accredited to provide this service with the following benefits:

  • Established in 1998
  • Experienced clinicians
  • Result next day by 8 pm with our standard service
  • Result by 10 pm the same-day with our premium service* (please note you must have your test before 10 am)
  • Care Quality Commission regulated
  • Lond0n-based laboratory
  • Same-day appointments usually available
  • Easy online booking or give us a call
  • No pre-payment in case your plans change

Learn more about the test to release programme

How To Book A Private Doctor Appointment?

book online or call us

Use our online booking engine or book your test by giving us a call.

Choose your test type

On the online booking engine select the “appointment type” you need.

meet with our experts

You will be seen by one of our friendly doctors or trained clinicians.


Prior to having a COVID-19 PCR test, please avoid:

  • nasal sprays for 24 hours
  • any solution in the nose for 24 hours
  • eating salty meals or drinking alcohol for 2 hours prior to the test
During the test
  • A qualified nurse or healthcare assistant will take your swab for you.
  • The swab is a throat and nose swab, using the same swab.

Why Choose Walk In Clinic For
Your Private GP?

since 1998

Experienced doctors & a professional team

not needed

Up-to-date with the latest treatments & testing


Experienced doctors & a professional team

Affordable private
health care

Transparent fee structure with no hidden charges


No hidden charges, phlebotomy fees or prescription charges.
Test prices do not include a consultation.

Same Day Result

Test by 10 am

Next Day Result

Test any time

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Book Your GP Appointment Today

Fast, affordable, high-quality GP and medical testing services with same-day appointments.

Specialist Medical Team

We work with experienced consultants & healthcare professionals who have received positive feedback from our patients, and with whom we have established long-term relationships.


When should I get tested for the test to release scheme?
You may test from 5 days after arrival in the UK. You cannot however attend the clinic if you are symptomatic or have recently had contact with someone with confirmed COVID.
The government requires the following information to be provided: date of arrival in the United Kingdom coach number, flight number or vessel name (as appropriate) the date on which last departed from or transited through a non-exempt country or territory, or a non-exempt region of a country or territory, i.e. a destination not on the travel corridors list the country or territory travelling from when arrived in the United Kingdom, and any country or territory transited through as part of that journey
Yes. Every test conducted by any clinic must be shared with Public Health England who will also receive your name, date of birth and contact details.
Yes – you’ll find us in the Greater London section under Harley Walk-in Clinic Ltd.

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