covid-19 PCR test for travel BICESTER


Covid-19 Test For Travel BICESTER

opening april 2021

The Guildhall practice is expanding to offer private Covid-19 Test For Travel Bicester. Therefore, you can now organise your Covid-19 test and the fit-to-fly travel certificate on your doorstep. 

The Guildhall Practice uses UKAS accredited laboratories. Consequently, our Covid-19 PCR fit-to-fly certificates are valid for both international travel and immigration.

Most countries currently require travelers to prove that they do not have coronavirus. However, the travel regulations are different in every country, and they also change frequently.  

If you book your Same-Day PCR Covid-19 test in Bicester before 11.00 in the morning you will receive your results in the evening. We also offer a Next-Day option for the PCR Covid-19 test in Bicester.

Simply book your Covid-19 test for travel in Bicester appointment online or call to speak to a receptionist.

We are in the process of securing a venue in Bicester. However, we will be open at the start of April. 

We also have venues in Oxford and Banbury.

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We are securing a venue in Bicester. 

However, we are already in Oxford and  Banbury









An approved certificate enabling you to travel abroad from the UK

  • Choose from 35 locations across the Midlands
  • Swab managed by clinically trained medical practitioners 7 days a week
  • UKAS Accredited Laboratory
  • Fast results certificate by email with choice of same day or next day






An approved certificate allowing you to exit your quarantine early

  • Choose from 35 locations across the Midlands
  • UKAS Accredited Laboratory
  • Swab managed by clinically trained medical practitioners 7 days a week
  • Fast results certificate by email with choice of same day or next day






Satisfies government requirements for covid testing on your return to the UK

  • Home Self-Testing Bundle. Sent to your quarantine address
  • UKAS Accredited Laboratory
  • Includes two tests (one for each day) and Genome sequencing if required
  • Friendly, professional and reliable service
  • Big enough to cope - small enough to care !




If you are planning a trip abroad, you will likely require a PCR test as proof that you are fit to travel.

Importantly, we use a UKAS government-approved laboratory. Therefore our certificates are recognised worldwide. 

The PCR swab test takes samples from the back of your throat and nose to detect any Covid-19 virus. 

The laboratory test then identifies the presence of the RNA genetic material of Covid-19. It is highly sensitive and will identify if you have an active infection even if you are not experiencing any symptoms.

What is UKAS?

The United Kingdom Accreditation Service. They are an organisation responsible for maintaining high clinical standards in testing.

The Guildhall Practice is engaged in the stage 3 process of becoming an accredited private Covid-19 testing centre.

The Laboratory that we use is also accredited, and their results are recognised worldwide.

Book your covid-19-tests online for your fit-to-fly travel certificate at one of our Birmingham venues. 

What does the laboratory process for covid-19 rt-pcr testing involve?

The RT-PCR test is a highly sensitive technique that can be used to detect the messenger RNA (mRNA), genetic material, that is unique to the covid-19 virus.  

It takes about 4 hours for the laboratory to process each sample. It is an incredibly sensitive test which is why it is regarded as being the 'Gold-Standard' in Covid-19 testing.

The sample load from your throat and nose contains only a very tiny amount of viral genetic material. Unfortunately, not enough to reliably test for.

The RT-PCR process amplifies the amount genetic material to a much larger volume; which can then be detected. 

the two-stage lab process.

  1. Reverse transcription, the 'RT' part. This is where the RNA we have retrieved from the throat and nose is synthesised to form complementary DNA, (cDNA).
  2. Polymerase chain reaction (PCR). This is where the specific cDNA goes through a series of amplifications, eventually creating a quantity of viral load that can be reliably detected. 


RT-PCR is a technique that had previously been successfully used to measure the viral load with HIV patients and other RNA viruses such as mumps and measles. 

are your covid-19 pcr tests approved?

Yes. The PCR tests that we use have been accredited with UKAS, the regulatory body for laboratories in the UK.

They are the gold-standard in Covid testing.

Your certificate will be recognised worldwide.

what happens if i test positive for covid-19

We  will inform you in the unfortunate event that you test positive for COVID-19. The laboratory will also inform Public Health England's track and trace.

Unfortunately, you will not be able to travel, and you will have to self isolate.

Your insurance company might cover the cost of cancelling your trip. A Which survey found that 50% of travel insurance covers the costs of a cancelled trip in the event that you are diagnosed with Covid-19.

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fit-to-fly covid-19 pcr test Bicester

How do I arrange my Covid-19 PCR test for fit-to-fly?

Firstly, you should check the latest guidelines and the travel restrictions for your destination country. However, be aware that the regulations are constantly changing.

Secondly, you should ensure that the RT-PCR Covid-19 test is appropriate for your trip.

Finally, book your test with us within the allotted timeframe. Currently, the normal guidelines are that the test should be conducted within 72 hours of your travel date.

We can offer Covid-19 Test For Travel in Bicester. Same-day results for £250 or next-day results for £170.

Covid-19 Test For Travel Bicester
how do i arrange a covid pcr test and travel certificate at the guildhall practice?

Step 1.Search our online portal for an appointment or call the practice to speak with one of our reception staff. Remember, that we offer same-day and next-day PCR covid-19 testing options.

Step 2. Choose a convenient time at one of our clinics. Additionally, you will receive a confirmation email and our online questionnaire.

Step 3. Complete the questionnaire and enter your passport details.

Step 4. Attend one of our clinics. We will take a swab sample from the back of your throat and your nose.

Step 5. We will transport the sample to the UKAS registered laboratory. Afterwards, the sample will undergo the PCR test for the Covid-19 antigen.

Step 6. You will receive the test results via email. Firstly, we can also provide you with a 'fit-to-fly' certificate.  Alternately, we are able to issue a test-to-release from quarantine certificate.

In the unfortunate event that you test positive, the lab will notify Public Health England. Unfortunately, you will need to self-isolate.

how reliable is your service?

We take our responsibility very seriously.

We know how stressful travelling can be at the best of times.

Therefore, we will do all that we can to make the process of testing as easy as possible.

There are some elements of the process which we have no control over. For example the testing process at the laboratory.

However, you can rest assured that we will do everything we can to ensure that we deliver your certificate on time.

When should i book my covid-19 pcr test?

Most countries require you to take a PCR test within 72 hours of your flight. However, you should check the current regulations for your destination.

We can arrange test result for the same-day. However, you need to organise a tested before 11 o'clock in the morning.

We would always recommend that you book the earliest possible appointment available within your testing time-frame. 

Holiday travel can be challenging at the best of times, why add the stress of waiting for your test results?

Same-Day PCR Covid-19 Test

Our Express Same-Day Service gives you the peace of mind that everything is sorted. You can then relax and look forward to your holiday!

We are eager to do everything that we can to support you. Therefore, if you are struggling to find an appropriate appointment time please let us know. We are often able to juggle things around to accommodate your needs.  

Why not book your Covid-19 tests for travel at one of our clinics? Or call 01214412626

when will i recieve my fit-to-fly certificate?

Firstly, it depends upon which option you choose.

With the Standard option your fit-to-fly certificate will arrive the following day.  However, we also offer same-day results with the Express option.

We would always advise that you book the earliest possible appointment within your testing time-frame. 

Our trained clinicians will check your identification then guide you through the test. The sample will then be taken to the laboratory for testing.

You will receive your full and comprehensive Covid-19 RT-PCR certificate via email.

UKAS, the UK Government regulatory body, has accredited the Laboratory we use. Therefore, your fit-to-fly and test-to-release certificates will be recognised worldwide.

book your covid-19 pcr test as early as you can within your 72 timeframe because:

  1. Firstly, it gives you time to repeat the test in the very occasional event that the result is inconclusive.
  2. Secondly, it gives you time to organise things in the unfortunate event of a positive test result.
  3. Finally, it means you can relax and look forward to your holiday once you’ve received your negative result and your travel certificate.

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Test-To-Release is a UK Government scheme that allows international arrivals to stop self-isolating after just five days in quarantine.

Firstly, you need to complete a Passenger Locator Form to opt-in to the scheme. Arrivals can do this up to two days before landing in the UK. Secondly, you need to book an appointment for a Covid-19 PCR test.

The Guildhall Practice uses UKAS accredited laboratories.  Therefore, we can arrange for your Test-To-Release From Quarantine Certificate. You are allowed to leave quarantine to a have Covid-19 test. However, government advice is that you should avoid public transport if at all possible.

We offer Same-Day and Next-Day Covid-19 PCR test result options. Book your appointment online for the Bicester Venue. Alternatively, please call the practice on 01214412626 and one of the team will be happy to help.

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What are the current rules for international arrivals to the UK?

Firstly, you must have a valid Covid-19 test within the three days before your arrival.

Secondly, you must book a travel test package through the UK Government website.

 This package includes tests on day 2 and day 8 of your quarantine. These tests are compulsory, regardless of whether you are opting in for the Test-To-Release scheme.

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What is Test To Release?

It’s the UK government test to release from quarantine scheme for international travellers. Allows International arrivals to stop self-isolating after just five days with a negative PCR Covid-19 test result.

The Guildhall Practice uses UKAS accredited laboratories. Therefore, we can sign your Test-To-Release From Quarantine.

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How Does Test To Release Scheme Work?

International arrivals to the UK are currently required to quarantine for ten days. However, the UK government created the test to release scheme in December 2020. The scheme allows people who have travelled abroad to reduce their time in quarantine to five days. Firstly, you need to opt-in to the scheme by completing a passenger locator form to take this option. Secondly, you need to book your Covid-19 PCR test with an approved private test provider. The Guildhall Practice uses UKAS accredited laboratories and is authorised to provide the test to release certificates. We offer same-day and next-day Covid-19 PCR results options. Finally, with a negative PCR test result, you will receive your test to release certificate. Importantly you will be able to stop self-isolating.

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When can I complete the passenger locator form?

You can submit the passenger locator form at any time within 48 hours before you arrive in the UK.  It’s an online form.

Simply select The Guildhall Practice as your private Covid-19 testing centre for your PCR test.

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When can I take the Test To Release Covid-19 PCR test?

The wording is often a little ambiguous. However, on the morning of your fifth full day since arriving in the UK, you can be tested. You don’t count the day you arrived in the UK.

For example, if you arrive in the UK on Monday afternoon, Tuesday is counted as your first day. Therefore, Saturday morning is the earliest that you can have your test.

With our same-day option, you would be free to stop self-isolating on Saturday evening. Otherwise, if you choose the next-day option, it will be on Sunday.

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What should I do if I’m travelling with other people?

Every adult arriving in the UK must complete an individual Test-To-Release form.

However, you can add a child if they are under 18 years old, providing that they arrive with you and quarantine with you.

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What information do I need to provide to opt into the scheme?

Your passport details

The details of the counties that you have travelled from, including dates and times

The booking reference number for your CoVid-19 PCR test at the guildhall practice

Finally, if required, the booking reference number for the hotel is where you are spending your quarantine.

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Can I leave my house for my Covid-19 PCR test?

Yes, you can travel directly to one of our testing sites.

However, you should avoid public transport if at all possible.

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What are the red list countries?

These are the countries from which the UK government has banned arrivals.

However, you can still return to the UK from one of these countries with certain conditions.

Firstly, you can return to the UK if you are a UK or Irish National.

Secondly, you can also arrive in the UK if you have residency rights in the UK.

Finally, you must quarantine in a government-approved hotel for ten days.

Unfortunately, you will not be able to take advantage of the Test To Release scheme.

 The list changes frequently. However, you will find the details of the current rules on the UK Government website.

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What happens if I test positive for Covid-19?

Unfortunately, if you test positive, you will need to quarantine for a further ten days.

Additionally, the people you are staying with will also have to self-isolate for ten days.

 The laboratory will contact Public Health England and the NHS Track & Trace.

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What if the test is inconclusive?

Unfortunately, if your covid-19 test is inconclusive, then you will need to continue self-isolating. 

A member of our team will call you in the event of an inconclusive test result to discuss your options regarding re-testing.

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BOOK A PCR TEST FOR TRAVEL APPOINTMENT Bicester. Opening april 2021.

If you cannot find an appointment available on your preferred date and time in Bicester, please see below for more local areas with PCR covid test clinics or visit our main Birmingham Covid Test Centre.  We also have venues in Oxford and Banbury or you could visit us at our main head office in Birmingham.

Our mission is to offer you the very most efficient and accurate COVID-19 testing in a safe environment. You can rest assured that you will receive your results on time.

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