Covid 19 Testing in Gateshead
COVID -19 Testing Services
Medic 1 are now offering services to a variety of settings such as healthcare, businesses, sports teams and individuals.
COVID 19 is of course new to the world. We are all learning how to prevent, detect and treat the Coronavirus.
During the pandemic Medic 1 crews have worked on the frontline, and with elite athletes and Doctors and we continue to do so.
About the COVID test
How do we do the test?
We have mobile units providing COVID19 tests around the UK. A Medic will attend your location to carry out the test. They will be wearing an ambulance service uniform, so you can recognise them; and of course PPE to protect you both. You do not need to let them into the house. The test can be done at the doorway/porch etc. But shelter from the elements would be appreciated. The testing process only takes a few minutes to perform and the medic has all equipment on and required to do this. You will be asked to fill in and complete a card with your details, including the email address that you want the results sent to. Once the medic has taken the swab, they will deliver the sample to the laboratory, in Liverpool, UK.
How much does the test cost?
Getting tested in personThis will depend on where you are having the test. For example if you are attending one of our centres or if we are coming out to you. Once you accept the quote we will make the arrangements with you. Please get in touch so we can provide a quote
Buying a home test kitWe provide home test kits for £160.00 +vat, all home test kits will typically be posted for next day delivery and should arrive with you the day following payment, subject to the time of ordering. Please note that it is your responsibility and at your expense to return your completed test sample to the laboratory once completed. If you require guaranteed next delivery, this will be charged at an additional rate.
Covid-19 Testing: Day 2 and Day 8 for International Arrivals
Day 2, Day 8 and Test to ReleaseIf you are planning on travelling to a country on the green or amber list 10 days before you arrive home you will need to book a mandatory Day2, Day 8 test. You will be required to perform a covid PCR test 2 days after your arrival and another test on or after the 8th day of your quarantine to check that you do not have covid-19.
Self-test or in-person visit?We provide a covid-19 home testing kit which can be sent to the premises where you will be isolating prior to your arrival. The test kit is easy to perform and can be returned to our laboratory for processing via post. Alternatively, we are able to visit you at your premises on both day 2 and day 8 of your quarantine to perform the test and return it to our laboratory.
Returning from a red list countryUnfortunately, if you are returning from a country on the red list you will need to quarantine in a government run hotel/facility and we will be unable to help you.
|Product / Service||Price (GBP)|
|Self swab at home kit||£160.00 +vat|
|2 day, 8 day test to release kit||£298.00 +vat|
|Supervised home test||Starting from £265.00 (location dependant)|
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Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need a PCR test?If you are flying you will probably need a "fit to fly" certificate. Most countries will require that the test is carried out within 72 hours of flying however a few countries allow 96 hours.
Is testing on Day 2 & Day 8 following your return to the UK compulsory?Yes. Before travelling back to the UK, passengers must book their travel test package, which will include both of the COVID-19 tests to be taken on or before Day 2 and, on or after day 8 of their quarantine.
How do I calculate my quarantine period?The day you arrive back in the UK will be treated as day zero.
Can I leave my quarantine location to conduct my COVID-19 tests?Yes, you are permitted to leave your quarantine location to conduct your COVID-19 test but you are required to return to your quarantine location as soon as this is completed.
Can I leave quarantine early if my Day 8 test is negative?No. Even if your day 8 test is negative, you must stay in quarantine until day 10, unless you purchase a Day 5 Test to Release. (Please note that a Day 5 test is optional).
Do I need to book a test with Medic 1We will do all that we can to assist you. We would strongly advise that you book an appointment or request a home test to be posted as soon as you know you are travelling.
How long does it take to get the results?The results will be dependent on the time that the sample arrives at the laboratory. For example if a sample arrives before 13:00, 99% of results will be available that day. You will typically receive your results back within 24 hours however we guarantee your results back within 48 hours.
What days are the laboratories open?The labs are open 24/7. The only day they close is Christmas day.
Home Tests - carried out by youThe kits come with diagrams and full instructions. However we also provide phone consultations with a medic when you are ready to do the test if required.
Returning the completed test swab to the laboratoryAll home testing kits should be posted back to the laboratory via a guaranteed next-day delivery postal service with tracking at your own expense, the return postage is NOT included in the cost of your home testing kit. Please do not put your home testing kit sample in a post box!
The cost and how to pay.Tests that are posted out are £160.00 +vat. If you require the test to be delivered guaranteed for next day delivery, a small at cost fee will be added to your order for the next day delivery service. The cost of a medic visiting you at home will depend on several factors, such as the time of day and your location. This is a bespoke service, where a medic visits you, does the test and delivers the sample to the laboratory. Although this does cost more you have the benefit of knowing that the sample has been delivered immediately after your test.