Our antigen swab tests and PCR tests are used for you to be able to travel/work etc.
Fit to Fly Certificates will be with you by the end of the day you were tested on.
We do not offer on-site Covid tests for patients with current or recent symptoms.
Please help us protect the clinic and its staff so that we can continue to be of service to you.
No bookings will be taken over the phone or in the studio so please do not call to book. You must book via our online booking system.
On the outcome of a POSITIVE antigen test you are required by law to go home and self isolate immediately following the government guidelines.
You must request a PCR test from the NHS to confirm the diagnosis and to trigger track and trace.
No fit to fly certificates will be given for those who have shown a POSITIVE test nor for family members either. No refunds will be given in this instance.
If you have any questions that are not covered in the FAQs below, please email the testing site: [email protected]
The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are recent onset of: a high temperature; this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature); OR a new, continuous cough; this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual); OR a loss of or change in sense of smell or taste
The antigen swab test gives you a very reliable indicator of whether you have or have not currently got the virus. A positive result has a very high chance of confirming if you are carrying covid-19 virus in sufficient quantities (viral load) to make you infectious. There is of course a margin for error in any test, but the margin is small.
The antibody blood test gives you a very reliable indicator of whether you have been exposed to the virus by detecting certain antibodies in your blood. Please note; it is not yet fully known if an individual with a positive result showing presence of IgG levels following being infected with COVID-19 will be protected, either fully or partially from future infection, or for how long the protective immunity may last.
getting plenty of rest; drinking water to keep yourself hydrated; you should drink enough to ensure your urine (pee) is a pale, clear colour; use over-the-counter medications such as paracetamol to help with some of your symptoms. Make sure you follow manufacturer's instructions and do not exceed the recommended dose.
washing your hands frequently and thoroughly for 20 seconds throughout the day; covering your coughs and sneezes with disposable tissues or into the crook of your elbow if you do not have tissues. Dispose of tissues in a rubbish bin and immediately wash your hands; practising social distancing ensuring you keep 2metres (6feet) away from others at all times; wear a face covering when appropriate
Always have these tests done by a trained person. Especially the rapid antigen swab test as it would be difficult to perform then necessary action on yourself leading to potentially unsafe results. All of our tests are performed by a trained person to ensure the accuracy of results.