Covid-19 Testing

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

Thankyou for choosing Aesthetika Clinic.

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
  • General purpose PCR Test
  • General purpose Rapid Antigen Test
  • Medical Staff
  • Appropriate Certification
  • PCR Results within 24 hours
  • In Clinic Testing
  • rapid Antigen Test Results within 15 minutes
  • Express Courier Service to Lab
  • Just Book IN ONLINE and Let Us Do The Rest







NEWS UPDATE FROM 18TH MARCH 2022


Travelling to England ? the rules have changed

When you travel to England, you do not need to:

  • complete a UK passenger locator form before you travel
  • take any COVID-19 tests before you travel or after you arrive
  • quarantine when you arrive

This applies whether you are vaccinated or not.

This also includes people who are transiting through England.


NEWS UPDATE from 11th February 2022

If you qualify as fully vaccinated for travel to England, you:

  • will not need to take a COVID-19 test before you travel to England or after you arrive
  • will not need to quarantine when you arrive


You may need to book a Covid Test before you travel outside of England.

When it comes to travel your vaccination status really does matter when you are travelling to other countries and it may mean you are required to undergo a PCR or Rapid Antigen Testing before you leave England or on arrival at your destination.

If you do not qualify as FULLY vaccinated for travel you may need to:

Take a test to be taken in the 24, 48 or 72 hours before you travel OUT of England

· book and pay for a COVID-19 PCR test – to be taken BEFORE you leave England for International Travel

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.



Rapid Antigen Test - also known as a Lateral Flow Test

A Rapid Antigen Test 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 Test is done using a Lateral Flow Device and can also be referred to as a Lateral Flow Test. The test is undertaken in clinic and the results are available to you within 15 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.

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.

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.

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.

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 - Pre Travel Testing with Fit to Travel by Land, Sea or Air Certificate £125.00p** LFD Test with Travel Certification £55.00p **

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. (April 2022)

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