Could we finally be starting to get a grip on the Covid-19 pandemic? It certainly seems more like it than it did this time last year, and with Covid rules now officially scrapped in the UK and easing continuously elsewhere in the world, the future is, at last, starting to look a little brighter.
Luxury holidays and overseas business trips, too, are finally becoming possible once more, with a growing number of nations across the globe having now reopened their borders to international tourists and business travellers. That means that that fortnight in the Caribbean on a paradisiacal beach might realistically be on the cards this year rather than the underwhelming staycations on home soil we’ve largely had to make do with since March 2020, while those important business meetings you’ve had little choice but to conduct via Zoom can finally happen face-to-face.
Private PCR and lateral flow testing service Project Screen by Prenetics is making the process that little bit easier for everyone, providing a range of efficient testing solutions for both consumers and businesses. Those travelling in or out of the UK can get quick results and convenient access to testing, either at home or via a walk-up test pod – so if you’re planning on jetting off abroad over the coming months, then this could be just the ticket.
Mandatory PCR Day 2 Covid Test
While fully vaccinated travellers into the UK are no longer required to undergo PCR testing either prior to departure or after arrival, those who are not yet vaccinated must still adhere to a strict set of screening rules. As well as taking a Covid-19 PCR test before leaving their country of origin, or returning home to the UK if they are a resident, it’s still necessary to pre-book, pay for and take an additional PCR test on day two – although the requirements for quarantine have now been scrapped.
As an approved, trusted and certified provider of both PCR and rapid antigen tests, Project Screen by Prenetics is a great choice for hassle free testing if this set of circumstances applies to you, and by booking and ordering online prior to travel, you can ensure that your day two test kit is waiting for you at home. The order will also provide you with a reference number you can input onto your passenger locator form prior to travel, to verify that you have indeed organised the test in advance.
Project Screen Lateral Flow Antigen Test Kit
As the UK government prepares to halt the supply of free rapid antigen tests to the public, those wishing to either monitor their condition at home will now have to purchase tests for personal use instead. If you’re eager to do the responsible thing and continue testing to avoid spreading the virus, then Project Screen’s at-home rapid antigen tests are easy-to-use and are dispatched via DPD to guarantee quick delivery.
Priced at just £17 – or £14 for customers opting for the click-and-collect option – it’s a small investment to make to protect the health of family, friends and others around you, and with results made available online within 20 minutes, they’re the ideal tests to take for peace of mind prior to going to a party, visiting relatives or heading to another social occasion.
Project Screen Observed Fit to Fly Covid-19 Test Kit
When it comes to international travel, the good news is that many nations are now accepting negative rapid antigen and lateral flow tests in place of negative PCR tests for safe entry, but to verify that these are legitimate and accurate, some countries do require these to be done using a professional Covid-19 testing service.
Project Screen by Prenetics’ UK pre-departure lateral flow antigen test kits are UK government listed, CE marked and FDA approved, and can be delivered to you via DPD for easy at-home testing to confirm your current Covid-19 status.
These rapid antigen lateral flow tests offer speedy results, with confirmation of status issued within 20 minutes of registration, and the required Fit to Travel certificate for travelling abroad to many countries from the UK provided digitally within three hours. You can simply present this at the airport when checking in or prior to boarding.
Do bear in mind that only a select few countries are currently accepting rapid antigen lateral flow tests at present, so you’ll need to review the travel requirements for your destination carefully before you travel to ensure you are acting in accordance with the rules.
For those destinations that still require a negative PCR test for entry, Project Screen by Prenetics also offers a range of at-home and in-person PCR tests. For those who prefer to test from home, simply order before 2pm for next day delivery on any day of the week – or, if you’re really in a hurry, then you can opt for same-day click-and-collect. Simply take your test, then drop off at one of the numerous ‘Test Pods’ around the UK, or send in the free Royal Mail Tracked 24 return envelope provided for results within 24 hours. You can use the PDF provided as your Fit to Fly certificate.
Depending on which country you are visiting, you could be required to present proof of a negative Covid-19 result within 48-96 hours of departure, so make sure to calculate your timings carefully so as not to be refused entry. For added peace of mind, you may consider booking a slot at one of Project Screen’s Testing Pods, which can be found in multiple locations across the UK.
Here, you can take a self-guided PCR test and receive results within 24 hours of receipt at the laboratory. With 190 appointments available each day, it’s always wise to book – although walk-up appointments are available on occasion. On the day of your test, you’ll simply need to present your QR code so that it can be scanned, and the professional and experienced Project Screen by Prenetics team will guide you through the rest.
The bottom line
With Covid-19 travel requirements in and out of the UK changing on a regular basis and countries around the world often updating their entry rules, it’s wise to ensure you keep abreast of the changes and review the most recent rules prior to travel on the UK government website. But, with Project Screen’s broad range of testing solutions, which are perfect for tourists and business travellers alike, you can be sure of a straightforward and stress-free experience – leaving you free to focus on the more enjoyable stuff. So go ahead and book those first class flights and reserve your suite at that five-star hotel, because your dream destination is now more accessible and easier to get to than it has been since the pandemic first began.