Covid-19 PCR Tests available from £99 at Manchester Piccadilly train station.
Fit to Fly Covid 19 PCR certificates and Fit to Release Covid 19 PCR certificates are available, using gold-standard PCR Covid 19 tests.
Same day PCR test results now available at our centre near Manchester Piccadilly train station. We can offer same day results any time up to 12 noon, and our dedicated couriers take the samples directly to our own laboratory for analysis.
For next day results appointments are available until 5pm, Monday to Friday. Other Covid 19 testing services are available, please enquire if you have any particular requirements.
Manchester Covid 19 PCR Test Same Day Result
- Results provided same day if test carried out by 12 noon
- Tests your current infection status
- Digital fitness to travel letter included (this isn’t a Test to Release, you will need a specific TTR appointment)
Other Covid 19 Manchester tests, including a 24-36 hour Covid 19 PCR test:
Covid 19 PCR Test Next Day (results in 24-48 hours)
- Current infection status
- Nose and throat swab performed in clinic
- Fit to Fly certificate included
- Results provided within 24-48 hours
Covid 19 PCR Test to Release
- Government scheme to shorten your self-isolation period
- Only applicable for people returning to England
- Results in within 48 hours
Covid 19 Antigen Rapid Test
- Current infection status
- Nose and throat swab performed in clinic
- Results in 15 minutes
How can I get a same day Manchester Covid 19 PCR test and results?
We control the whole client pathway from swab to result meaning we can provide same day test results. We have two in-house PCR analysis machines with a team of technicians working around the clock. One machine is dedicated to same day results, providing the test is completed/delivered before 12 noon, which means we can guarantee a same day result for our Manchester clients.
Why should I use the Covid 19 PCR Testing clinic, Manchester?
Our COVID 19 PCR testing operation was set up during the early days of the response to the pandemic, and we have honed our testing protocols through the various stages of lockdowns, tiers and travel restrictions.
We have issued over 10,000 COVID test certificates and have a proven, high-quality testing service. We can now offer this service through our Manchester site, in the most convenient City Centre location, right next to Piccadilly Station. No need for an extra visit to the airport, or to an out of the way specialist clinic – just book online and walk-in for your test.
And if you need a same-day COVID-19 PCR test, you can take the test up until 12.00 noon and still receive the results the same day.
When should I consider a same day Manchester Covid 19 PCR test and result?
A same day Covid-19 test result offers much needed reassurance, or quickly confirms a suspected case. Covid-19 testing for the purposes of fit to travel or return to work are not currently available on the NHS. Additionally, if you are eligible for a test on the NHS you could be waiting up to 5 days for your result.
Why is it difficult to get a same day result Covid 19 PCR test in Manchester?
Covid-19 PCR swabs need to be analysed in a specialised laboratory, and there are very few of these labs in Manchester. Current testing clinics will require group transportation of swabs samples (usually once a day) to a chosen laboratory that has a slot free. Our Lab is an in-house facility and dedicated to our clients and their results. The samples are transported by our medical couriers, safely and straight to the laboratory ensuring we know where your swab is at all times and allowing a fast turnaround of results.
What is a Fit to Fly certificate?
Your certificate containing your Covid 19 PCR test result is signed by our Medical Director, and emailed to you. It is approved for travel (“known as “Fit to Fly”). It can then be printed out or used digitally via your smartphone.
We are also one of only a handful of testing facilities that are Government-approved to carry out the “Fit to Release” Covid 19 PCR tests that can allow early release from quarantine for returning travellers from certain countries (please check the Gov.uk site for the latest updates).
What is the Covid 19 PCR test travel certificate? And do you provide them in Manchester?
If you are hoping to travel abroad, you should check the latest government guidelines for updates on the country you are visiting. Many destinations require proof of a recent Covid-19 test in the form of a travel certificate. If you are unable to provide this it means you may not be permitted to enter the country.
The type of test required for travel is a Covid-19 PCR test, which will detect if you are currently infected with the virus. The test is internationally recognised as the gold standard of Covid-19 screening and therefore a negative result is necessary for entry into another country.
Our PCR test includes a results certificate which counts as a ‘fit to fly’. It is signed by our medical director clearly stating the type of test conducted, the results reported and clear clinical comment. Please note this document is sent via PDF to the email address you provide and is not printed. If you require this document as a hard copy you will be responsible for printing this.
When can I not get a Manchester Covid 19 PCR test?
If any of the below statements are true you will not be permitted to visit our Manchester clinic.
- You have tested positive for Covid-19 in the last 14 days.
- You have travelled outside the UK in the last 14 days.
- You have experienced any symptoms of Covid-19 in last 14 days.
You have knowingly had contact with someone with Covid-19 within the last 14 days.
You or a member of your household have been shielding for 12 weeks as per PHE guidance.
You have had a hospital admission (over 24 hours) within the last 4 weeks.
You are a healthcare worker and/or have you had contact with a healthcare setting in the last 4 weeks.
You live in a nursing or residential home.
Why do I need a private Covid-19 PCR test to get a Fit to Fly certificate?
Private Covid-19 PCR testing is required for travel by the Government, who have said that NHS testing services are not suitable for this purpose. We provide private Covid testing in Manchester and London to meet the needs of travellers and other people who need a private COVID-19 test, with a certificate provided for all PCR tests.
What is the difference between a private PCR COVID-19 test and a Lateral Flow Test?
A private Covid-19 PCR test provides the certificate of testing that airlines and most overseas countries require to travel and enter those countries. It is considered the gold standard of Covid-19 testing as it can reliably detect if you are currently infected with the virus. A lateral flow test, or antigen test, gives a good indication of coronavirus when the infection is at its peak, but is not quite as reliable as the PCR test.
Airport Covid-19 PCR Testing
You don’t need to go to the airport to get airport Covid-19 testing. Our services meet the needs for COVID-19 testing, we are government-approved and registered with the CQC. So there’s no need for an extra trip to the airport – we issue PCR test certificates that meet the “Fit to Fly” requirements for all major airlines and entry requirements for most countries, so you can be assured that we can meet your needs. And from a convenient, city-centre location, close to major transport hubs.
So, why take a trip to the airport when you can get your airport Covid-19 testing here?
Need Covid-19 testing for your Covid-safe Film or TV production?
We are highly experienced in Covid-19 testing for film and TV productions, both domestically, as well as pre-departure and incoming testing for overseas activities.
As well as testing at our own premises nationwide, we are able to offer a fully end-to-end service for UK productions, including on-set or on-location services, with results provided same day for PCR testing if required. We can provide results individually or in large groups as you need. We have successfully provided such services for productions all over the country and beyond.
We also offer the full range of Covid-19 tests including Fit-to Fly PCR certification, same day and next day service, Test to Release, Day 2 and Day 8 arrival testing, rapid antigen tests (lateral flow tests) or antibody testing.
Please contact us to discuss any bespoke requirements you have for your Film and TV production Covid testing needs.
Need a Covid-19 test for your driving test?
It’s advisable to take a Covid-19 test before you take your driving test with the examiner. The government recommends you take a Rapid Antigen (Lateral Flow) test before you go for your driving test.
We offer the full range of Covid-19 tests including rapid antigen tests (lateral flow tests) with results within 1 hour.
We also offer Fit-to Fly PCR certification, same day and next day service, Test to Release, Day 2 and Day 8 arrival testing, or antibody testing.