SARS Covid-19 PCR Testing at Aesthetika Clinic Sheffield
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- Fit to Fly
- DAY 2 Green List
- DAY 2 Fully Vaccinated Amber Arrival
- DAY 5 Test to Release
- DAY 2 and DAY 8 Amber List (unvaccinated or partially vaccinated)
- Rapid Antigen Test
- Medical Staff
- Appropriate Certification
- Results within 24 hours
- In Clinic Testing
- Express Courier Service to Lab
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On arrival to UK from Green Listed countries you are required to do a
On arrival to UK from Amber Listed countries you are required to do
UPDATE FROM 4AM 19TH JULY On arrival to UK when Fully Vaccinated Amber List Arrivals Fully Vaccinated Amber Arrivals
UPDATE from August 8th UK arrivals from France:
The exemption for France is due to be lifted, however until 4am Sunday August 8th If you have been in France within 10 days of entering England, you must have a booking for both a Day 2 and a Day 8 test. You must also quarantine at home for 10 days. This applies whether or not you have been fully vaccinated. Please be aware this measure includes those who have travelled through France to reach their transport to the UK*
*except where operators have made arrangements compliant with the public health regulations that allow for transit. Please check with your operator.”
PLAN AHEAD and ENSURE you choose the RIGHT TEST at the RIGHT TIME for your individual travel needs.
Before you travel to England you must:
- Take a Covid-19 test
- Green Listed Country -You are required to Book and Pay for a Day 2 Covid PCR tests – to be taken after arrival in England on Day 1 or Day 2
- Amber Listed Country -You are required to Book and Pay for Day 2 and Day 8 Covid PCR tests, taken after arrival in England on Day 1 or Day 2 and at Day 8 or Day 9
- Complete and submit a passenger locator form
On arrival in England you may be required to:
- Quarantine at home or in the place you are staying for 10 days
- Take the Covid-19 test on or before Day 2 and on or after Day 8
- You may only be able to end quarantine early if you pay for a private Covid-19 test through the Day 5 Test to Release scheme.
The above testing requirements are subject to change.
- Quarantine regulations are under constant review and may change according to whether you have been vaccinated or not.
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 amber countries.
You do not need to quarantine or take a Day 8 test if you are fully vaccinated in the UK, Europe or USA.
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
Quarantine and 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 any Green Listed Country can quickly turn to Amber - 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 vaccine response leads us to believe that we will be able to return to some kind of normal again in the not too distant future, maybe even travel overseas to the amber listed countries for a holiday, but for now we must follow the rules and there are specific requirements for testing when it comes to work and travel 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
- Polymerase Chain Reaction or PCR which detects the genetic material (RNA) of the virus in the sample.
- 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. You must continue to follow the guidance on social distancing and staying safe when outside of your home. If you were self-isolating as an International Arrival and your PCR was taken on Day 5 using the optional Test To Release scheme, you may now stop self-isolation. If your PCR test was taken prior to International Travel we will then issue you with a Fit to Travel or Fly Certificate.
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. You and anyone you live with must self-isolate immediately, you cannot travel and will be unable to access the Day 5 optional Test to Release scheme. You will be contacted by the NHS Track and Trace teams.
We advise that a Positive Test Result from a lateral flow device should 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. You must, by law, continue self-isolating for the remainder of your self-isolation period as an international arrival travelling to the UK from a non-exempt country, territory or region. You may be contacted to check that you are self-isolating.I f you want to shorten your self-isolation period you will need to take another test as an international arrival.
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, you should self-isolate for at least 10 days from when your symptoms started. You should also get a test straight away through NHS Test and Trace.
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.
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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. (May 2021)
- Get advice about travelling abroad, including the latest information on coronavirus, safety and security, entry requirements and travel warnings.
- Covid: When can I go on holiday abroad or in the UK?
- Entering the UK ? What you need to know
- Guidance - Coronavirus (COVID-19) testing before you travel to England
- How to quarantine when you arrive in England
- Common Travel Area: rights of UK and Irish citizens
- Check to see if you are exempt from the UK's travel restrictions
- Covid Travel tests for children and exemptions
- August 2021 Update Red Amber or Green - What are the New Rules ?
- Quarantine Free Travel Resumes on 19th July for those who are fully vaccinated