Testing Hubs Fit-To-Fly Antigen Test Doctor signed fit to fly certificate within 12 hours Next working day delivery Mail order Take the test at home or anywhere on your travels

Pick up a Rapid Antigen Test kit from one of our testing sites today or get next day delivery as a mail kit option

 

Take the test to leave the UK or take with you on your travels

Perform your test following the instructions provided and upload a picture of the test kit after sampling on your account

 

Our clinical team will verify the results and issue a doctor signed, fit to fly certificate within 12 hours of the test being activated

 

Our antigen kits are CE marked and approved by the UK (MHRA, DHSC)  with 98.8% accuracy, 97.1% sensitivity and 99.5% specificity and approved for customer self testing independently. 

Mail Order

Kit sent by DPD next day delivery. To arrive next working day if ordered before 2pm UK time on weekdays and before 10am on weekend

Testing Sites

Choose to pick up your kit at one of our testing sites……no appointment needed, just come during opening hours.

Twilight Pharmacy,
309 Bolton Road,
Birmingham,
B10 0AU

02034888434

Monday to Saturday 8AM-11PM
Sunday 10AM-8PM
Closed on bank holidays

101 Testing,
223 Stoney Lane,
Sparkbrook,
Birmingham,
B12 8AS

02034888434

Monday to Friday 9AM-6PM
Saturday and Sunday 12PM-4PM
Closed on bank holidays

Desbox Unit G15
E Richardson St
High Wycombe
HP11 2GG

02034888434

Monday to Friday 10AM-4PM
Saturday and Sunday 10AM-11.30AM

Touchwood Pharmacy
240 Streatham High Road
LONDON
SW16 1BB

02034888434

Monday to Friday 9am to 7pm
Saturday 9am to 2pm
Closed on bank holidays

Midlands Pharmacy
Office 4 Courtyard Business Centre
Southwold Drive
Nottingham
NG8 1PA

02034888434

Monday to Friday 9am to 7pm
Closed on bank holidays

Moss Bridge House
Moss Bridge Road
Rochdale, Lancashire
OL16 5EA

02034888434

Monday to Friday 9AM-5PM
Saturday-Sunday Closed
Closed on bank holidays

Cut off time 4pm for samples to be sent to lab on that day

Important

*Please ensure you check the entry requirements of the country you are travelling to, as the guidance is constantly changing.

**This depends on the time interval required by your airline / destination country.

Frequently asked questions

How accurate are your lateral flow tests?

Our antigen kits are CE marked and approved by the UK (MHRA, DHSC)  with 98.8% accuracy, 97.1% sensitivity and 99.5% specificity and approved for customer self testing independently. Detects new variants including Indian variant.

I am unable to pay for my test online

Please check your billing address is the correct one for the card you are using. You can try to pay using another payment method, for instance Paypal if you have an account. Otherwise, please get in touch with us and we can send you a payment link or contact your bank adviser to check with them.

How soon before I fly do I need a test?

The rules for travel to each country differs. Therefore, it is paramount that you check the requirements for the country you are travelling to in plenty of time.

Some countries require you to have a PCR test and some require an antigen test. Most countries require you to have a test within 72 hours but this can be from departure or from arrival into the country so you must check the guidelines and regulations before you travel. These can be found through a number of resources;

The search function on the government website provides up to date information, accessible at https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice.

The following website is also endorsed by the government website, and provides accurate information regarding current requirements https://travelhealthpro.org.uk/

For further information, contact the foreign embassy of the country you are travelling to https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/foreign-embassies-in-the-uk

Which type of test do I need?

There are two main tests currently being used to detect COVID-19; the PCR test and the antigen test. You can check the entry requirements for any country on the UK government website here by clicking on the country required and then entry requirements. Rules are constantly changing depending on your vaccination status and the country you are travelling to. We offer both the PCR and the antigen test at our testing sites and as a mail kit option,

 

How will I know when my results are ready?

You will receive email notification when your results are ready, you will then need to login to your account to check your results and download your certificate.

How can I perform the test myself?

Do not worry, all of our home tests come with very clear instructions. You can always contact our customer service team on orders@101testing.co.uk or on phone if you need any help. Please also check the ‘How It Works’ page of the website. Please make sure that you read the instruction form carefully and that you complete the check list at the end of your instruction sheet.

Do I have to take a Covid-19 test before I travel? + -

Yes. You need a negative Covid-19 test result taken 3 days before you depart to England. For example if your journey departs on Saturday you can take the test on the Wednesday prior see https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-testing-for-people-travelling-to-england

Can I use an NHS Covid-19 test? + -

No, NHS Covid-19 tests are not accepted. You will need to book from a private provider.

When will I get my test kit? + -

If you order by 2pm you will receive your antigen kit the next day 7 days a week. Alternatively if you would like to collect a kit in person you can from one of our sites, opening hours and locations are available at https://101testing.co.uk/day-2-test.

How accurate is my test? + -

Our nasal swab antigen test kit is UK government approved and works within 15minutes. It has 98.8% accurate (≥97% specificity, ≥96% sensitivity)

What if my test result comes back inconclusive? + -

If your test comes back inconclusive, we cannot issue a fit to fly certificate. Please contact our sales team for further advice/ a discounted kit.

How do I get to my quarantine location? + -

You may use whatever mode of transportation necessary to travel to your quarantine location. Only use public transport if absolutely necessary. Do NOT travel by public transport if you have any symptoms at all.

How should I prepare for my trip to UK? + -

Within 3 days of your travel date to England, take a Covid-19 test with a negative result (please see government. You will need to request and buy a day 2 or day 2/8 Test Package before boarding for England.

 

A passenger locator form must be completed with your quarantine address and your Passenger Locator Form number which we provide on booking.

If I wish to travel from a red list country, what should I do? + -

There is a ban on travel from red list countries to the UK. If you’re travelling from, or have passed through a red list country in the 10 days prior to arrival in England, you must adhere to the UK government’s guidelines.

When is my quarantine over? + -

If you are travelling from a ‘green’ listed country, you do not need to quarantine. If you test positive on the day 2 test you would need to quarantine for a further 10 days from the date of the test.


If you are travelling from an ‘amber’ listed country and you have returned two negative tests for day 2 and 8 you must quarantine for the full 10 days unless you have taken the Test to Release test which can be taken on day 5 after your arrival.


Please note if your day 8 test is negative, you must still quarantine for the full 10 days.


If your day 2 is positive you must quarantine from 10 days after your day 2 result. If you are in quarantine with people you have travelled with, they will also need to quarantine for 10 further days. If you receive a positive result for your day 2 test, you will not be required to take any further tests.

 

However, people you are staying with will need to take a day 8 test test if they have received a negative result from their day 2 test and have not developed symptoms.


If your day 8 test is not taken you must quarantine for 14 days.


If your day 8 test is positive you must quarantine for a further 10 days from your day 8 test date.


If your day 8 test is inconclusive, you will need to do a further test and quarantine until a negative test result or 14 days.

Is the Travel Test (day 2 and day 8) Package different to the Test to Release scheme? + -

Yes! We know guidelines and legislation are constantly changing and it can be difficult to keep up. The Test to Release scheme involves a PCR test taken on day 5 after your arrival with the purpose of releasing you early from your quarantine. The Test to Release scheme is optional whereas the Travel Test Package is mandatory. More information on the Test to Release scheme can be found on our relevant page regarding it.

 

Please note  even if you test negative through the Test to Release scheme and finish your quarantine early, you still need to take your day 8 test.

If I test positive on either test, what happens? + -

If either test—day 2 or 8—are positive, you must quarantine for an additional 10 days. More info will be provided with your test results. The purpose of the day 2 and 8 tests is to detect any travellers with a variant of coronavirus.  A positive test result is therefore further analysed at our laboratory with genome sequencing to look for this – there will be no additional cost if this needs to be done. 

Some tests may show that a person has a “variant” of the coronavirus. This will result in contact tracing and Public Health England involvement.

There is more information regarding this available on the government website.

When will I get my test results? + -

If you are using the postal kit option, we send the kits out to reach you by day 2 latest. It usually takes one day for the samples to reach us in the lab and then upto 24 hours for our laboratory to process the result.

 

Let’s make that easier for you with a worked example;

 

 Arrival to UK June 1st - this is considered day 0.

June 2nd to 3rd - kit arrives (day 1-2)

June 3rd (day 2) - undertake day 2 sample and return to us.

June 4th (day 3) - kit reaches lab, may get test result same day

June 5th (day 4) - day 2 result expected

June 9th (day 8) - undertake day 8 sample and return to us

June 10th (day 9) - kit reaches lab, may get test result same day

June 11th (day 10) -  result expected

What happens if I prolong my stay beyond 8 days, after only having booked a Day 2 Test package? + -

You can book a separate Day 8 only Travel Test package here (link to day 8 booking)

I am staying in the UK for less than 8 days, do I still need to book a Day 2 & 8 Test? + -

No, you can just book the Day 2 only travel test package here.

What happens if I do not register my test? + -

If you do not register your test, it will come back to our lab but we won’t be able to know that it is yours and you will not get your results.

You will need to pay for a replacement test - please get in touch with our team and we can organise this for you.

Where can I find my reference number for my Passenger Locator Form? + -

Your reference number will be located in your confirmation email.

 

It can also be found in the ‘My account’ section of the website after you have clicked on your specific order. It starts with PHCTE and is followed by 7 digits.

How can I perform the test myself? + -

Do not worry, all of our home tests come with very clear instructions. You can always contact our customer service team on orders@101testing.co.uk or on phone if you need any help. Please also check the ‘What Happens Next’ page of the website. Please make sure that you read them carefully and that you complete the check list at the end of your Instruction sheet.

How will I know when my results are ready? + -

You will receive email notification when your results are ready, you will then need to login to your account to check your results and download your certificate.

Get in touch

For all enquiries please use the contact form to get to the right department. Our inboxes are monitored regularly.