COVID-19 – Test to Release


Randox has been added to the Department of Health and Social care’s list of private providers of Coronavirus testing.


Anyone who arrives in England* from outside the UK, Ireland, the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man needs to self-isolate for 10 days.  Under the scheme, on day 5, you can choose to pay for a private COVID-19 test.  If the result is negative, you can stop self-isolating.


*Please refer to local government restriction guidelines for Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales, the Isle of Man, Jersey or Guernsey.

If you require further information, please call 0800 2545 201, email or visit our FAQ page


Home Sample Collection Kit


Purchase our convenient home sample collection kit online today, take your sample in the comfort of your own home and return to Randox for analysis.  Return of your sample back to the Randox laboratories is your own responsibility.


Results are available within 12-24 hours of sample receipt at our laboratories in Northern Ireland.




Randox have partnered with TAG (Test Assurance Group) to provide testing for Fit-To-Fly & Test-To-Release located at Liverpool John Lennon Airport




Randox have partnered with DocTap to provide 3 hour and same day PCR testing from multiple clinics across London, including Heathrow Airport


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

on Test-to-Release

Where can i find out more infomation on Test-to-Release?

For the latest governement guidance on Test-to-Release please visit here.

Should i use Test-to-Release if i have COVID-19 symptoms?

It is advised that if you have COVID-19 symptoms then you should not use Test-to-Release.  Visit the NHS website for the latest information on what to do if you are showing COVID-19 symptoms.

How long do i have to self-isolate from a quarantine country?

When you arrive into England you must isolate for 10 days unless you have a negative COVID-19 test result.  You cannot leave you chosen residence for any reason when you are self-isolating.


Under the government’s Test-to-Release guidelines, you can take a COVID-19 test on the fifth day after leaving the quarantine country.

Can i leave my house once i've taken a Test-to-Release test?

You can only end your self-isolation once you have confirmed a negative COVID-19 test result.  Until you receive your result, you must continue to self-isolate.

Do i need to pay for Test-to-Release?

The government Test-to-Release scheme is private therefore you much pay for a test from a private provider, such as Randox Health.

Can i use Test-to-Release in Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales, the Isle of Man, Jersey or Guernsey?

Currently, Test-to-Release only applies to England.


Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales, the Isle of Man, Jersey or Guernsey have all released their own quarantine travel restrictions, please refer to local government websites for the latest information.