COVID Testing

Home COVID Testing


  • COVID Testing is self performed each day (except Sundays) before 10am and tests are picked up at 10:30am from Kirby Chemist 53 High St. Teddington TW11 8HD. You must be able to drop the completed test off to this location. 
  • Test kits are sent to home address prior to the test and testing is self administered, under guidance from a video guide which can be viewed here
  • Please watch the video guide before booking your test which explains, how to book, how your kit will arrive and how to do the test and drop it off on the day of the test. Test results are usually same day but current demand is high and our laboratory may give us updates at short notice around more prolonged turnaround times up to 48 hours. Results are via text to your phone and subsequent email. 
  • Appointments and test cancelled within 24 hours of booking will be refunded in full apart from a £25 administration charge to cover banking tests. 
  • All queries to


COVID-19 Travel Testing information - UKAS Accredited Private Provider

Please visit the Government Website for detailed information, all prices include VAT

We are local to Teddington, Richmond-upon-Thames, Kingston-upon-Thames and Twickenham


Leaving the UK

Book a Fit to Fly test
£125 Leaving the UK


HM Government Changes 7th December


From 4am on Tuesday 7 December anyone aged 12 and over must show a negative PCR or lateral flow test result before travelling to England from abroad. You must take the test in the 2 days before you travel to England.

You must also take a PCR test within 2 days of arriving and self-isolate until you get a negative test result, even if you’re fully vaccinated

Changes to the red list for international travel , this guidance applies to ENGLAND

Angola, Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, South Africa and Zambia have all moved to the travel red list. You can only enter England from these countries if you are a UK or Irish resident. You must quarantine in a managed hotel on arrival and take 2 COVID-19 tests.

New rules on face coverings and self-isolation , this guidance applies to ENGLAND

You must wear a face covering in shops and on public transport. Face coverings should be worn in communal areas of universities, colleges and schools by staff, visitors and pupils or students in year 7 and above.

If you’re a contact of someone who may have been infected with the Omicron variant, you must self-isolate for 10 days, regardless of your age, vaccination status or any negative test results.


Booking your test

  • Test are self administered (you do it yourself) There is a video guide to taking the test and labelling the tube and dropping it off safely
  • You can do the test any time on the morning of your test before 10am
  • Tests arrive in a sealed brown envelope that will fit through your letterbox
  • All tests are performed in the mornings between 8-9.30am to allow same day results (courier pick up daily at 10am)
  • Only book a test if you can return the completed test to Shilpa Dave Health Kirby Chemist 53 High Street Teddington TW11 8HD by 10am on the day of your test
  • Tests not returned same day by 10am will be processed next day
  • Due to high volumes dedicated courier pick up from your home is not possible

Step 1: Book online and complete a booking for EACH family member taking the test

  • For fit to fly tests - check with your airline and choose the appointment time that is as close to 72 hours before departure to allow as much time as possible for test result to come back
  • Complete ALL fields required on the booking page

Step 2: Taking the test

  • Follow the video guide 
  • Complete the test and label the test tube carefully and completely 
  • Return the sealed and completed test to Kirby Chemist 53 High St Teddington TW11 8HD before 10am - click here for directions

Step 3: Test results

  • These will be sent to you initially via text the same day typically within 24 hours
  • A test certificate will follow the next day
  • If the test is negative you are released from quarantine immediately on receipt of the text message


Book a Fit to Fly test
£125 Leaving the UK


Note: If you have a test in the morning we will often have it back by the end of the day. Otherwise we advise to allow 24 hours.

Fit to fly - please allow as much time as you can.

We use external laboratories for Fit-to-Fly tests and have no control over their processing times once we have couriered your sample.

Laboratories may also need to sometimes repeat tests which could impact upon the time you receive your test.

Whilst we will do our very best to ensure your result is returned on time, Dr. Shilpa Dave is unable to accept liability or provide any compensation for costs you may incur due to delayed results.

Contact Us

Dr Shilpa Davé Health

Private General Practice
C/O Kirby Chemist
53 High St Teddington, TW11 8HD

0203 303 0326

Clinic Times

  • Monday - Friday 9am-6pm
    (2pm-6pm available on request)
  • Saturday 8.30am-12.30pm

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