Are you thinking of travelling abroad anytime soon? Things have changed dramatically with the emergence of Covid-19. We are seeing a rise in Covid-19 cases across the world as we approach the winter. The so-called second wave of Covid-19 is upon us. When you go through your travel essentials checklist, make sure that you don’t forget to check if you need to do the Covid-19 antigen PCR test and have the Fit for travel certificate. We offer the Covid-19 antigen PCR test and certificate service at Dedham Pharmacy in Colchester.
The Covid-19 PCR test with the certificate costs £180 per kit at Dedham pharmacy in Colchester. The price includes everything you need to complete the test and acquire a certificate.
Our Covid-19 antigen PCR test kits are provided by Randox Health which is one of the leading providers of medical testing kits. The Randox Health testing kits are currently used by the UK government as part of their Covid-19 testing programme. However, you need to check if the airline or the country you are travelling to accepts this test. As the situation develops, the requirements are changing so you need to check with relevant organisations.
Many airlines and countries are asking travellers to have the Covid-19 PCR test, also known as fit for travel test, done and present a certificate. You need to check with your airline and the requirement for the country that you are travelling to if they require a Covid-19 PCR test. The aviation industry and countries across the globe are trying to protect their staff and their public from Covid-19 by limiting the spread of coronavirus. The Covid-19 antigen test shows if an individual is currently infected with the coronavirus. By only allowing those individuals with a negative Covid-19 antigen test, airlines and countries around the world are trying to prevent outbreaks of coronavirus.
You can get the Covid-19 PCR test Kit from Dedham Pharmacy in Colchester. One of our pharmacy team will have a short consultation with you to ensure that the test is suitable before you purchase it. You can have the swab taken in the pharmacy or alternatively, you can take the test kit home and follow the instructions enclosed. Once you have taken the sample, you will need to send it to the lab. The lab will analyse your swab sample and the entire process is usually completed within 72 hours. There might be delays in some cases due to a number of factors affecting the process. Your results will be emailed to you with the certificate.
You can find detailed and up-to-date information by visiting the sources below.
You should purchase Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed by 1pm or Tracked24 labels from the Royal Mail website (https://send.royalmail.com/) to print and stick to the return envelope.
The test kits need to be sent via a Royal Mail Priority Post Box, not just a regular post box. Please see the Royal Mail website to identify appropriate priority post boxes: https://www.royalmail.com/priority-postboxes .
Swab appointments should be in the morning to allow time to place the return kits in a Royal Mail Priority Post Box by midday, to ensure the kit is sent that same day.
PCR testing Service
The following disclaimer applies in pharmacy testing
In store Test
In the majority of scenarios we anticipate no problems from the in store service and services provided by our partners Royal Mail and Randox Laboratories, however, occasionally situations outside of our control, like the post or lab issues may arise. This is particularly true around bank holidays like Christmas and New Year.
It is your responsibility to track your test once the test enters the postal system we have no influence on speeding up delivery and please review the certificates upon reciept.
Every effort will be made to make sure results are received 48 hours after the laboratory has received your samples, however we cannot guarantee results will be received within 48 hours.
Dedham Pharmacy will not be held liable for losses, costs, damage that you suffer or incur as a result of any delays in receiving test results or as a result of inconclusive test results.
Dedham Pharmacy will not be held liable for losses, costs, damage that you suffer or incur as a result of receiving a positive test result (including, if you are unable to travel as a result of testing positive).