• UKAS accredited private provider listed on GOV.UK
  • Detects an active COVID-19 infection in those who may have no symptoms
  • Early release from self-isolation if your results is negative
  • Self-test kits to use at home during post-travel isolation
  • Test To Release certificate provided with your results
  • Provided by our accredited external laboratory partner
  • Simple to use self-test kits
Test to release COVID testing

Nomad offers Test to Release Coronavirus testing self-test kits to use at home. Nomad is a UKAS accredited private provider of Test to Release listed on GOV.UK. You will take a swab sample from your throat & nasal tissue using a simple self-test kit at home. Your sample will undergo laboratory analysis that has a ≥98% accuracy rate at detecting an active COVID-19 coronavirus infection.

Please ensure you read and understand the following important information:

  • This test is for detection of the live coronavirus indicating a current infection for those participating in the Test to Release (TTR) scheme
  • It is your responsibility to ensure your test is booked to take place on or after the 5th full day of self-isolation. See the example below as a guide or Contact Us if you need help booking your test or ordering your self-test kit for an appropriate time
  • Check the latest government information on the Test to Release scheme to check if you are eligible to opt-in before booking your appointment

Private COVID-19 testing – Why choose testing with Nomad?

  • Customer Service: We’re available from 7am until 10pm to help you understanding your COVID testing requirements. We quickly realised how stressful our clients can find understanding testing requirements, so we put on extra team members to provide customer support.
  • Swabbing support: We have teams to assist you with accurate swabbing. We learnt that for the majority of customers this was really valued as it ensures a really reliable result. We are one of the only companies that offers this level of support for clients
  • Included Delivery: Home self-test kits include free return next day delivery that you can put in your local COVID priority post box.
  • Experience: We’ve been travel health experts for nearly 30 years and work with some of the UK’s largest corporates, airlines and humanitarian organisations. They choose Nomad so that they don’t have to worry about poor customer service, delayed test results and missed flights.

How Much Does the Test to Release Coronavirus Test Cost?

Home Self-Test Test To Release kits cost £43 including your easy to use self-test kit, plus free delivery and free next day return postage to send your swab sample back to the lab.

When Should I Complete Test to Release COVID-19 testing?

Your Test to Release test swab should take place on or after the 5th full day of self-isolation.

Example: you depart a country on Monday morning and arrive in the UK on Monday afternoon. Tuesday will be your first full day of self-isolation. You can take a test no earlier than your 5th full day of self-isolation. Your appointment or self-swab must be on or after Saturday. You must continue to self-isolate while you await your test result. If you were to complete a test for earlier than 3pm Saturday, your result will be denied by the UK government.

How Does the Test to Release Home Self-Testing Work?

Order your Test To Release self-test kit from our partner laboratory and you will be provided with a test booking reference. Enter details of your test when you opt-in to the Test to Release scheme on your passenger locator form as part of your preparations to return to the UK. This Test To Release service is provided by our laboratory partner Oncologica / Coronafocus.

How will I receive my Test to Release coronavirus test results?

Once the laboratory has completed their analysis of your sample, we will send your results to the email address you provided when booking your Test to Release COVID test. You will have secure access to view & download your results.

What if i have further questions about my coronavirus test results?

This Test To Release service is provided by our laboratory partner Oncologica / Coronafocus. For support following placing an order, contact Oncologica directly by email: helpdesk@oncologica.net or by phone: 01223 785 327. Nomad is not able to provide follow-up support on your test results when you order the basic PCR service.

What are the possible results of the Test to Release coronavirus test?

Your results documents will include your results, which will be either Negative, Positive or Inconclusive. You will also be provided with information to help you understand your coronavirus test results.

Can I use Test to Release to help me with international travel and return to work?

Yes – we are an approved provider of Test to Release COVID-19 testing. Eligible passengers can choose to opt-in to the Test to Release scheme to reduce their self-isolation time. We will provide you with a test booking reference that you can enter with your opt-in details on the passenger locator form before departing on your return to the UK.

Please ensure you read and understand the following important information:

  • Refunds are not applicable. Our external laboratory partner does not provide refunds for tests ordered in error, changed travel plans or delayed results.

Order Your COVID Test

Order your COVID-19 test from our laboratory partner Oncologica / Coronafocus using the portal below. Having issues with the portal? Open the order portal in a new window by clicking here.

Additional Information

Test Category

Home Self-Test Kit, In-Clinic Appointment


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