COVID-19 information

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We are an accredited government provider of:

COVID PCR testing

COVID Fit to fly PCR testing

COVID Test to Release PCR testing

Each of these tests can be booked directly on the booking page of the website here

Please read the following important information 

The majority of people with COVID-19 have uncomplicated or mild illness (81%), with non-specific symptoms such as fever, fatigue, cough (with or without sputum production), anorexia, malaise,muscle pain, sore throat, dyspnea, nasal congestion,or headache. Rarely, patients may also present with diarrhoea, nausea and vomiting. Loss of taste and smell has been reported early in the infection.A relatively small proportion of people, particularly but by no means exclusively in those aged >70 years,will develop severe illness requiring oxygen therapy (14%) and approximately 5% will require intensive care unit treatment. Time from the onset of the infection to hospitalisation can be up to ~13 days.Of those critically ill, most will require mechanical ventilation. The most common diagnosis in severe COVID-19 patients is severe pneumonia; this can progress to acute respiratory distress syndrome,and life-threatening multi-organ dysfunction and death. Mortality has been estimated at between 1 and 2% of those infected, the higher figure in men. There are currently 3 licences vaccines in the UK for COVID-19.


Department of Health (DoH), Coronavirus (COVID-19) Guidance: what you need to do. Available at: Updated daily.

The Lancet, Covid-19 Resource Centre. Available at:

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), NICE Guideline (NG) 159. COVID-19 rapid guideline: critical care.
March 2020. Available at:

Fauci, AS et al, Editorial – Covid-19 – Navigating the unchartered. NEJM 2020; 382:1268-1269

WHO: Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Pandemic.
WHO: Clinical management of severe acute respiratory infection (SARI) when COVID-19 disease is suspected.

13 March 2020.

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