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Covid Fit to Fly Testing
Jet off safely with a reliable PCR Test
Jun 2021
Covid PCR Test - Fit to Fly
Have you booked your Covid PCR Test in Sheffield yet?
Totley Pharmacy are here to help you. We are offering you the opportunity to jet off with an efficient Covid PCR Test in Sheffield. Covid has had a staggering impact on the travel industry, with millions of travel plans being cancelled last year. However, over a year later, airlines and countries are starting to reintroduce travel; this is all thanks to the availability of reliable PCR Tests such as ours.
How does a PCR test work?
Most airlines and countries now require documentation to prove a negative Covid test 48-72 hours prior to travel. PCR stands for Polymerase Chain Reaction; this is used to detect the active presence of Covid-19 antigens. However, this test is not used to detect antibodies, which represent the body’s immune response to a previous infection with the virus.
Explicitly, this test is used to determine whether or not someone has Covid very early on; this is done through its detection of viral RNA (ribonucleic acid). RNA is present in the body prior to the development of antibodies, or before symptoms start to become apparent. Therefore, this test gives an accurate indication regarding who is, and is not, infected. This offers countries and airlines greater control over the spread of the virus.
Why might I need a Fit to Fly Test?
Fit to Fly tests cater for people of all ages that need to travel abroad for a multitude of reasons. It is vital that you are prepared for your flight; so we would recommend checking the Foreign Office Website in advance of your trip. It is important to note that this test is not suitable for those who have experienced Covid symptoms up to 28 days prior to the test, or for those currently displaying symptoms. If either of these statements describe you, you are instead advised to follow Government guidance with regards to self-isolation and testing.
Jet off with our Covid PCR Test in Sheffield
PRICE: £95
We are extremely busy with this service; even celebrities such as Sheffield United's John Egan and Deff Leppard's Rick Savage are doing their part to protect their local community.
If you are looking to jet off with peace of mind, Totley Pharmacy is here to help. We offer a Covid PCR test in Sheffield with same-day results to get you where you need to go, safely and efficiently. One of our trained members of staff will take the necessary swabs from your tonsils (or where your tonsils used to be), as well as one of your nostrils. However, we have also included the helpful video guide above for clarification regarding how the test will be carried out.
Moreover, there is no need to worry about your results not arriving on time - we have eliminated the risks associated with postage. Our dedicated driver will pick up samples from the pharmacy daily, to deliver them to the lab. Additionally, we have even implemented a backup courier in the event that anything goes wrong to give you peace of mind. Following the lab's receipt of the samples, results are usually returned within 6 hours. This means that if you contact us beforehand, we can arrange same-day results if a sample is collected early enough.
We have developed our testing to be as hassle-free as possible, to take the stress out of travel, so that you can focus on what's important - enjoying your holiday.
Don't get caught out -
We also offer day 2 and 8 testing, as well as day 5 Test to Release; this ensures that we are able to support you throughout your trip abroad.
This blog post was written on behalf of Totley Pharmacy by Carla Moore from Pharmacy Mentor.