Where can I find more information about Test-to-Release?
See the government’s Test-to-Release page here.
Can I use the government Test-to-Release if I have Covid-19 symptoms?
If you have Covid-19 symptoms, Test-to-Release is not suitable for you. Visit the NHS for the latest information about what to do if you are ill with Covid-19.
How long will I have to self-isolate on return from a quarantine country?
If you do not have a negative Covid-19 test result you will have to self-isolate for ten days. When you are self-isolating you cannot leave your home for any reason. You will have to arrange deliveries for everything you need. Under the government’s Test-to-Release programme you can on the fifth day after leaving the quarantine country (that is, not on the government’s travel corridor list) take a Covid-19 test. If you get a negative result then you no longer have to self-isolate.
Can I use Test-to-Release in Scotland and Wales?
Test-to-Release only applies to England. Scotland and Wales, as devolved nations, will make their own arrangements.
Do I need to isolate after my trip abroad?
If you are returning to England from one of the government’s travel corridor countries, you do not need to isolate. To find out if you are travelling from a travel corridor country, please check the list on gov.uk. It changes frequently and without notice, so check it immediately before you travel.
Do you have to pay for Test-to-Release?
The government test-to-release scheme is private. You have to pay for a test from a private provider on the approved list
Can I leave my house once I’ve taken a Test-to-Release test?
You can only end self-isolation once you’ve received a negative Covid-19 test result. Until you receive your result, you need to self-isolate.