Covid-19 Testing

Covid-19 Testing
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SARS Covid-19 PCR and Rapid Antigen Testing at Aesthetika Clinic Sheffield

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Please complete the Online Booking Form and we will get right back to arrange your In Clinic Appointment

  • Fit to Fly PCR
  • Fit to Fly Rapid Antigen Test
  • DAY 2 Mandatory PCR Test
  • DAY 5 Test to Release PCR
  • DAY 2 and DAY 8 PCR (unvaccinated or partially vaccinated)
  • Rapid Antigen Test
  • Medical Staff
  • Appropriate Certification
  • Results within 24 hours
  • In Clinic Testing
  • Express Courier Service to Lab
  • Just Book IN ONLINE and Let Us Do The Rest


On arrival to UK Regardless of Vaccination Status you are required to do a MANDATORY SARS Covid-19 Test on Day 2

On arrival to UK if you are Partially or Unvaccinated you are required to do MANDATORY SARS Covid-19 Test on Day 2 and Day 8



NEWS UPDATE from 6th December 2021

travellers entering USA regardless of Vaccination Status must have proof of a NEGATIVE Covid Test taken one day before travelling.


NEWS UPDATE from 4am 30th November 2021

Mandatory Day 2 PCR for all arrivals into UK - this is regardless of vaccination status.

All arrivals MUST Self Isolate until a NEGATIVE Test Result is released

PLAN AHEAD and ENSURE you choose the RIGHT TEST at the RIGHT TIME for your individual travel needs.

Before you travel to England you are required to:

  • Regardless of vaccination status you must Book and Pay for a Day 2 Covid test, this must be a PCR Test – to be taken on arrival in England on Day 1 or Day 2
  • For those who are partially or unvaccinated you must Book and Pay for Day 2 and Day 8 Covid PCR tests, taken on arrival in England on Day 1 or Day 2 and again at Day 8 or Day 9 and you must quarantine for 10 days.
  • Complete and submit a passenger locator form.


All arrivals in England are required to:

  • Self Isolate - regardless of vaccination status and undergo the Pre Booked PCR test on either Day 1 or Day 2 of your arrival into UK
  • Self isolation will cease when a Negative PCR test is released.
  • Unvaccinated or Partially Vaccinated - You must undergo your Pre Booked Day 2 and Day 8 Covid-19 PCR Tests and quarantine at home or in the place you are staying for 10 days, to end quarantine early Book a Day 5 Test to Release PCR taken on Day 5 using the Test to Release Scheme.

  • The above testing requirements are subject to change.

Vaccination Status

When it comes to travel your vaccination status really does matter and it may mean the difference between whether you are required to undergo covid testing prior to travel and quarantine for 10 days on your return from another country.

Due to the community circulation of the Omicron Variant, regardless of vaccination status, from 30th November 2021 you must Self Isolate until you receive a NEGATIVE PCR result

The NHS COVID Pass shows your coronavirus COVID-19 vaccination details, this is your COVID-19 status.

  • If you’re aged 16 or over, you can get an NHS COVID Pass depending on your vaccination status or COVID-19 test results.
  • You may be asked to show your NHS COVID pass to travel abroad or get in to some events in England

Always check the entry requirements for the country or the venue you intend to visit.

Apply for your NHS Covid Pass here:


Travelling with Children

Testing Requirements for Children


The testing of children may be required, this will depend on your children’s age

Aesthetika Clinic Staff hold current enhanced DBS checks and have undergone child and vulnerable adult safeguarding training.

Age of Child 4 and under Self Isolation NO Pre Departure Tests NO Day 2 Test NO

Age of Child 5-10 Self Isolation NO Pre Departure Tests NO Day 2 Test YES

Age of Child 11-17 Self Isolation NO Pre Departure Tests YES Day 2 Test YES



Lateral flow device (LFD)

LFD testing is a fast and simple way to test people who do not have symptoms of COVID-19 and are required by some countries on entry. The LFD is done in clinic and the results are available within 30 minutes. When the test is Negative we will issue you with the appropriate certification for your particular travel needs. Please note the test may be inconclusive or positive.

Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)

PCR is referred to as the Gold Standard of Coronavirus Testing. It does take longer to get the result, up to 24 hours because the sample is processed by our Laboratory partners. This is the test required to be taken up to 24,72 or 96 hours before International Travel and a negative test will ensure that you will be issued with a Fit to Fly or Fit To Travel Certificate. Please note the test may be inconclusive or positive. The PCR tests at Day 2 and Day 8 are looking at whether you are positive to the corona virus and if positive the sample will be further processed and tested to check which variant or type of the virus is present, this is called genomic sequencing.


PLAN AHEAD and Check the ENTRY and EXIT requirements and the regulations for the country you intend to travel to and from as these can change overnight.

BE AWARE that a Country can move to the Red List - have you considered contingency plans if this was to happen whilst you are away ?

Corona Virus is a novel virus, that means it is new to us all, therefore the ability to test and the methods we use are also new. There are some exciting developments on testing and the success of the vaccine response has enabled us to return to some kind of normal with travel again and enter countries for holidays. For now we are continuing with the Mandatory Day 2 tests on return to UK, regardless of vaccination status.

Follow the entry and exit rules as there are specific requirements for testing when it comes to work and travel for each country. See the current Foreign Travel Advice published by HMG.

Please be aware that no test is 100% accurate. Whether it is a LFD or PCR test there are false negatives and positives reported and any test is only as good as the person taking it and reporting it.

There are 2 main types of test to check if you have coronavirus at the time of the test

  1. Polymerase Chain Reaction or PCR which detects the genetic material (RNA) of the virus in the sample.
  2. Lateral Flow Device or LFD tests which detect proteins called ‘antigens’ produced by the virus.

Both these tests are done with a viral swab that looks for the presence of the corona virus. The swab can be taken from your nose and throat or just from your nose, depending on the type of test required.

What Should I Do When I Get My Test Result?

If your coronavirus test is a NEGATIVE test result from either test - you did not have coronavirus at the time the test was taken.

If your coronavirus test is a POSITIVE test result from either test - then it means it is likely that you had coronavirus when the test was done.

We advise that a Positive Test Result from a lateral flow device MUST be followed up with a confirmatory PCR Test

If your coronavirus test result is an UNCLEAR test result from either test - then it is not possible to say if you had the virus when the test was done and you MUST follow up with a PCR test.

For more information, go to https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-test-to-release-for-international-travel

If you have symptoms of COVID-19, a high temperature, a new and persistent cough or a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste, however mild, get a test straight away through NHS Test and Trace.

Aesthetika Clinic is listed on the Government’s Private Providers website and is UKAS Approved and Accredited - No 22383 for SARS CovId-19 testing.


Payment Fees and Options

1. BACS/Online Bank Transfer Payable via to: Aesthetika Ltd Account No 39023281 SC 52-30-50 Please reference your own name to the bank and ping us back an email once payment has been made. 2. Over the phone by Debit or Credit Card - Via telephone to +44(0)1909 563000 3. PayPal 4. Aesthetika Clinic can now take cash GBP Sterling. 5. We can take payment in clinic on the day.

We look forward to meeting you shortly in Clinic
We aim to be transparent in everything we do, including pricing

PCR Test and LFD Test - Booking Fee £25.00* payable to ensure booking and appointment confirmation. PCR Test Fees - Day 5 Test to Release and Pre Travel Testing with Fit to Travel by Land, Sea or Air Certificate £125.00p** Day 2 PCR Test Fee £125.00p** Day 8 Test Fee £125.00p** Day 2 and Day 8 Package Test Fees £250.00p** LFD Test with Travel Certification £85.00p **

PLEASE NOTE There is a **surcharge of £50.00 added for any testing service required to be taken at weekends, evenings (after 5pm) and public holidays and a further surcharge of £25.00 for the completion of any other than Aesthetika Clinics Fit to Travel certification, required by your organisation for International Travel. Inconclusive Tests that require repeating are required to be paid for by the customer. Once submitted online the *Booking Fee is non–refundable. All Fees are subject to change. (November 2021)

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