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Guidance: Private providers of coronavirus (COVID-19) testing

Department Of Health

September 10
09:56 2021

List of general COVID-19 testing providers

Providers of day 2 and day 8 COVID-19 tests for international arrivals

List of Test to Release providers

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The government does not endorse, recommend or approve any private test provider. Individuals and employers should conduct their own research about available providers and the testing services they supply. For information about customer service, please check consumer review websites. Locations by region are included next to provider names in each list.

The organisations on the lists do not constitute fully UKAS-accredited providers but have demonstrated compliance with the applicable minimum standards, as they progress through the accreditation process.

Each scheme has different minimum standards, which means a test provider of general COVID-19 testing may not meet the minimum standards for Test to Release for international arrivals and/or day 2 and 8 testing for international arrivals.

The lists are not exhaustive. Some organisations that have self-declared that they meet the governments minimum standards for the type of testing service they offer have decided to opt out from being published on these lists.

Organisations may be taken off the lists if they are at any time found to be non-compliant with any of the minimum standards for the test service they are providing.

Please note that many test providers send test kits by post and/or courier and work in multiple locations. If you need an in-person test, or a specific test, you should check with individual providers whether this is possible.

The list of general COVID-19 testing providers is updated daily, from Monday to Friday.

The list of Test to Release providers is updated daily.

There is a separate list of providers of day 2 and day 8 coronavirus testing for international arrivals.

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