Reducing quarantine from 10 to 6 days through the Test to Release scheme

Southdowns Private Healthcare has Private Doctors in Chichester and Emsworth and is approved for the Test to Release scheme.

What is ‘Test to Release’?

Test to Release is a COVID-19 testing scheme that started in England on 15 December 2020 and allows travellers who must quarantine upon returning to England to pay privately for a COVID test five days after their arrival. This private test is in addition to the tests that everyone must take on or before day 2 and on or after day 8 of their quarantine period. 

The Government website on Covid-19 states that from 15 February 2021 onwards, everyone allowed to enter England from outside the Common Travel Area (Ireland, the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man) must:
  • quarantine for ten days

  • take a coronavirus (COVID-19) test on day 2 and day 8 of quarantining
  • follow the national lockdown rules

However, you cannot use Test to Release if you have travelled from or through a country on the ‘red list’

Please see the governments covid-19 webpages for the latest government data on the Test to Release scheme

Book a Test to Release appointment

Southdowns Private Healthcare is offering COVID-19 Antigen tests. Antigen PCR tests take approx 24/30hours to process. The nasal and throat swabs are collected using PCR BD dry swabs, in a quick procedure completed by a qualified doctor.

If you are looking to reduce the time you need to quarantine through the Test to Release scheme, please get in touch to book your test. If you wish to book your test, please contact us on 033 022 02000 or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Making time for your health

At Southdowns we believe that giving our patients time to discuss their health is a critical factor in good health.

Our consultations are unhurried, allowing us to fully explore your concerns and talk through any issues you want to discuss.

Patient Confidentiality

We do not share any information about our clients with anyone else, unless you give expressed permission. Unlike the NHS we operate an “opt-in” policy regarding data sharing, meaning that unless told otherwise we will not share your details with any third parties.

Office Hours Mon-Fri 09:00-15:30 | Appointments are available outside of these times.

Southdowns Private Healthcare, 97 Havant Rd, Emsworth, Hampshire, PO10 7LF. 

Southdowns Private Healthcare is regulated by CQC No.508853549 | UKAS No. 22678 | Govt Providers No. 307559

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