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How our Day 5 Test-To-Release (TTR) works

Book and pay for your test
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Complete the Epistem online form
[ Complete the order ]
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Complete UK Government PLF before arriving in the UK
[ Visit gov.uk ]
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Take sample on day 5, record date & time on our website, return sample
[ Sample date/time recording ]

Please Note: Day 5 testing can only be carried out as an addition to Day 2/Day 8 (Travel Package) testing. It cannot be used on its own for quarantine reduction. It is only for use when returning from non-red-listed countries and you are not fully vaccinated. It is intended for early release from quarantine (day 5 ).

  1. Book and pay for your test. Do this before completing the UK Government's Passenger Locator Form (PLF).
  2. Fill in the Epistem online form.
  3. Remember to complete the UK Government's Passenger Locator Form (unless you have already done so for Day 2/Day 8 testing). The Public Health Passenger Locator Form can be accessed on the UK Government website here.
  4. Receive test, take the swab on Day 5 of your quarantine, record the sample date and time on our website and send back the sample swab.

Our hotline telephone and email:

+44 (0) 161 541 2301 (8am-6pm, Mon-Sat)


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Christmas Period Testing

Please note: We will not be testing on the 25th and 26th of December 2021 and the 1st and 2nd January 2022. For the remainder of the Christmas period, please also factor in any potential post delivery issues with Royal Mail. Please order your kits well in advance of when you require them and you may need to either collect tests from us or drop them into our facility during working hours.

Please note we will not be able to receive returns by post 25th-28th December or 2nd-3rd January.