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Our antigen swab tests and PCR tests are used in order for you to be able to travel/work etc. We do not offer on-site Covid-19 Testing Halstead for patients with current or recent symptoms. Please help us protect the clinic and its staff so that we can continue to be of service to you.
You will find a frequently asked questions section at the bottom of this page. If however you have a question and it is not answered there, please do get in touch. The certificate details the test specification. Fit to Fly Certificates will be with you by the end of the day you were tested on.
You Will Receive Your Certificate Via Email
On the outcome of a POSITIVE antigen Covid-19 Testing Halstead you are required by law to go home and self isolate immediately following the government guidelines. You must request a PCR test from the NHS to confirm the diagnosis and to trigger track and trace. No fit-to-fly certificates will be given for those who have shown a POSITIVE test nor for family members either. No refunds will be given in this instance.
Appointments Are Made Via Our Online Booking System Only.
No Walk In Appointments Are Available at any times.
Do Not Attend The Testing Centre Unless You Have a Confirmed Appointment Booked.
If You Have a Query Regarding a Booking Please Email firstname.lastname@example.org
We Do Not Take Any Queries Of Bookings Via The Telephone.
Please Ensure You Bring A Form Of IF When You Come For Your Test.
Please Note We Do Not Print Out Certificates. All Companies Accept Electronic Versions.
PLEASE NOTE WE DO NOT PRINT OUT CERTIFICATES. ALL COMPANIES ACCEPT ELECTRONIC VERSIONS.
Book Your Covid-19 Testing in Halstead In 4 Easy Steps…
- Please click on the correct type and quantity of test below to suit your requirements.
- Select the available time and date from the calendar that appears and click on continue.
- Complete your details in full. This data collection is a legal requirement. Click on Pay Now.
- Make your payment. You will receive confirmation of your booking and a pre appointment reminder via email.
Please ensure ALL the requested fields are completed.
Failure to complete ALL the required information will result in non issue of your Fit to Fly certification.
It can take almost a week after exposure to COVID-19 to register a positive test result.
Evidence suggests that testing tends to be less accurate within three days of exposure, and the best time to get tested is five to seven days after you were exposed. Tests are even more accurate when patients are exhibiting symptoms.
COVID-19’s incubation period lasts up to 14 days. If you have the virus, it takes time to build up in your system. Testing too close to an exposure could result in samples that don’t contain enough of the virus’ genetic material to register as a positive. A COVID-19 test is limited in that it represents only a snapshot in time. A negative PCR test does not mean that an individual is free of infection, but rather only that, at that particular moment, the sample did not contain viral levels at a high enough concentration to be measured as a positive.
How does Test to Release work?
24 hours before the end of your trip: Check whether the country you are returning from is on the government travel corridor list. This list changes frequently and without notice. If your country is not on the list, book your test-to-release appointment with us for 5 days from when you return to the UK.
Arrive: in England from a country not on the corridor list. Go straight to the place you plan to self-isolate. Start self-isolating according to the UK government’s instructions.
Day 5 (the count starts from zero the day you leave the origin country so if you arrive the same day you left, that is day zero and the next day is day 1): Come to your appointment and take your test. If this is before 4pm, your result will be sent to you in 24 hours. If after 4pm, it will be sent to you in 48 hours.
Day 6 or 7: Receive your results by email. If negative, you are to end self-isolation. If the result is positive you must remain in isolation for another 10 days (this count starts the day you took the test). People you are living with or staying with should also self-isolate for the extra 10 days regardless of their results.
What is the Antigen Swab Test?
The coronavirus Ag Rapid Test Cassette (swab) is an in vitro immunochromatographic assay for the qualitative detection of nucleocapsid protein antigen from SARS-CoV-2 in nasopharyngeal (NP) swab specimens directly or after the swabs have been added to viral transport media from individuals who are suspected of COVID-19. It is intended to aid in the rapid diagnosis od SARS-CoV-2 infections.
The antigen swab test gives you a very reliable indicator of whether you have or have not currently got the virus.A positive result has a very high chance of confirming if you are carrying covid-19 virus in sufficient quantities (viral load) to make you infectious. There is of course a margin for error in any test, but the margin is small.
HEALGEN PERFORMANCE Sensitivity: 96.72% Specificity: 99.22% Accuracy: 98.74%
What is the Antibody blood test?
The antibody blood test gives you a very reliable indicator of whether you have been exposed to the virus by detecting certain antibodies in your blood. Please note; it is not yet fully known if an individual with a positive result showing the presence of IgG levels following being infected with COVID-19 will be protected, either fully or partially from future infection, or for how long the protective immunity may last.
What is coronavirus?
Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that may cause illness in animals or humans. In humans, several coronaviruses are known to cause respiratory infections ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS). The most recently discovered coronavirus causes coronavirus disease COVID-19.
COVID-19 is the infectious disease caused by the most recently discovered coronavirus. This new virus and disease were unknown before the outbreak began in Wuhan, China, in December 2019.
What are the symptoms of covid-19?
The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are recent onset of:
- a high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature); OR
- a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual); OR
- a loss of or change in sense of smell or taste
Is there any treatment for Covid-19?
There is currently no specific treatment for COVID-19. Antibiotics do not help as they do not work against viruses. You can ease the symptoms at home until you recover by:
- Getting plenty of rest;
- Drinking water to keep yourself hydrated – you should drink enough to ensure your urine (pee) is a pale, clear colour;
- Use over-the-counter medications such as paracetamol to help with some of your symptoms. Make sure you follow manufacturer’s instructions and do not exceed the recommended dose.
How can I help stop the spread of Covid-19?
You can help stop the spread by:
- Washing your hands frequently and thoroughly for 20 seconds throughout the day;
- Covering your coughs and sneezes with disposable tissues or into the crook of your elbow if you do not have tissues. Dispose of tissues in a rubbish bin and immediately wash your hands;
- Practising social distancing ensuring you keep 2metres (6feet) away from others at all times; wear a face covering when appropriate
You should use face coverings in particular circumstances - short periods in enclosed spaces where social distancing is not possible.
How long does the virus survive on surfaces?
The most important thing to know about coronavirus on surfaces is that they can easily be cleaned with common household disinfectants that will kill the virus. Studies have shown that the COVID-19 virus can survive for up to 72 hours on plastic and stainless steel, less than 4 hours on copper, and less than 24 hours on cardboard. As always clean your hands by washing with soap and water or with an alcohol-based hand rub and avoid touching your face.
Always have these tests done by a trained person. Especially the rapid antigen swab test as it would be difficult to perform the necessary action on yourself leading to potentially unsafe results. All of our tests are performed by a trained person to ensure the accuracy of results.
Can I catch Covid-19 from my pet?
There is an issue around the capacity for pets to carry the virus on their fur or skin, as with any other surface. The World Health Organization (WHO) states you should wash your hands with soap and water after contact with pets. Therefore to keep you and your pet safe minimize potential exposure to the virus by washing your hands after handling pets and isolating pets if someone in your household shows symptoms of COVID-19.
Should I do my grocery shopping differently during covid-19?
Before you go shopping wash your hands for 20 seconds and if sanitizer is available wipe handles on the trolley or basket before and after use. Try to avoid touching your face and remember to stay 6 feet (2m) apart from the next person. If possible use a contactless method of payment.
Once home, wash your hands well and after handling and storing your purchased goods. You should also wash fruit and vegetables before eating as usual but there is no evidence to suggest you need to do this with the rest of your groceries.
It is important to keep active during this time. When you go outdoors for physical activity ensure you stay two meters (6 feet) apart from people who are not part of your household at all times. This advice excludes those who are in high clinical risk groups, or in houses where someone has symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19).
COVID-19 IgG/IgM Rapid Test Cassette (Whole Blood/Serum/Plasma) is a solid-phase immunochromatographic assay for the rapid, qualitative, and differential detection of IgG and IgM antibodies to 2019 Novel Coronavirus in human whole blood, serum, or plasma.
The Coronavirus Ag Rapid Test Cassette (Swab) is an in vitro immunochromatographic assay for the qualitative detection of nucleocapsid protein antigen from SARS-CoV-2 in nasopharyngeal (NP) swab specimens directly or after the swabs have been added to viral transport media from individuals who are suspected of COVID-19 by their healthcare provider. It is intended to aid in the rapid diagnosis of SARS-CoV-2 infections. The Coronavirus Ag Rapid Test Cassette (Swab) does not differentiate between SARS-CoV and SARS-CoV-2.
All tests are CE marked. This means that the test has been validated by the manufacturer and is in line with the health and safety standards of the European Economic Area. For Testing For All to offer this test in the UK market, we use the Roche Anti-SARS-CoV-2 test that is CE marked and validated for finger-prick (capillary) blood, and a blood collection kit that is CE IVD marked and validated for use by individuals (lay use).
Antibody Test Reliability
This test uses the Roche Anti-SARS-CoV-2 Immunoassay which has at greater than or equal to 14 days since onset of symptoms a manufacturer stated sensitivity % (95 %CI) of 99.5% (97.0-100%) and an overall clinical specificity % (95 %CI) of 99.80% (99.69-99.88).
Public Health England validated this assay in two separate validations. In the report Evaluation of sensitivity and specificity of four commercially available SARS-CoV-2 antibody immunoassays, the Roche Anti-SARS-CoV-2 Immunoassay was found to have sensitivity [95% CI] 97.2 (95.4, 98.4) and specificity [95% CI] 99.8 (99.3, 100).
All tests are carried out at our COVID secure premises by a fully trained and certificated member of staff.
The video demonstrates the Antigen Swab Test being performed by a certificated and trained member of staff. You will note the speed of the test.
Facts about Halstead
In 1818, Samuel Courtauld built two mills, Townsford at Halstead and another at Bocking. At the end of 1824, Halstead Mill was sold to Stephen Beuzeville. In 1825, Samuel installed a steam engine at Bocking Mill. An agreement dated 19 January 1825 was drawn up between Beuzeville and Samuel Courtauld and partners for the conversion of Halstead Mill for silk throwing. Beuzeville was to provide the expertise, capital, and supply the silk; Courtauld was to erect the power looms and operate the mill in return for a share in the profits; Beuzeville was to take delivery of the yarn and manufacture the crêpe, on which he was a technical expert with 20 years’ experience.
Halstead’s largest football club is Halstead Town F.C. The club plays in the 10th tier of the English football league system, in the Eastern Counties Football League Division One. The town is home to Halstead Cricket Club which fields three teams in the Marshall Hatchick Two Counties Championship. During the 2011 season the club, with the help of club member and former Bangladesh bowling coach Ian Pont brought in Bangladeshi international cricketer Syed Rasel. Other players to have played both first-class cricket and for the club include former Essex and Leicestershire man Darren Robinson, international coach Richard Pybus and New Zealand U-19 and Canterbury bowler, Matt Henry. Since 2010 the town has a rugby club called Halstead Templars R.F.C.