NEW RAPID COVID-19 TESTING SITE PREPARES TO GET YORKSHIRE MOVING AGAIN
A new walk-in COVID-19 testing service has launched at Leeds Bradford Airport and we have opened the doors to this new facility that will provide quick and affordable PCR Tests and Rapid Lateral Flow Antigen Tests. We’ve partnered with Yourgene, a COVID-19 testing laboratory that will provide PCR testing as part of the service.
The site will provide COVID-19 screening tests to West Yorkshire residents and businesses, helping to identify asymptomatic positive cases for people in the community. Many destinations may require international travellers to provide a negative COVID-19 test in the future and the newly formed facility will provide passengers with a cost effective, reliable, and convenient testing service should this be required.
The facility will have capacity to provide tests for airport passengers returning to the UK, as part of the requirements for Test to Release. This will include offering PCR tests for people isolating at home after entering the UK from a destination that is not on the red list. These tests will be available from Day 5 of arrival and will allow travellers to release themselves from quarantine before the end of the mandated 10 days – providing they have a negative test result.
In addition to this, the site will offer COVID-19 tests as a Travel Pack for any LBA passengers returning to the UK. A recent Government announcement stated that travellers need to take two coronavirus tests while quarantining in an attempt to prevent and control new variants entering the country. Arrivals will be required to get a test on Days 2 and 8 of their 10-day quarantine period, whether they are isolating at home or in a hotel, in addition to the optional Test to Release on Day 5. The Day 2 and 8 testing is designed to enable the authorities to track new cases more effectively.
The new PCR testing facility will be located conveniently at Viking Airport Parking at LBA, with free on-site parking available whilst having a test. The service will be supported by a state-of-the-art testing laboratory at Yourgene, ensuring that accurate results can be turned around quickly within 48hrs and the customer price is kept to a minimum. The PCR Fit to Fly test will cost £110.00.
It’s great that we’re able to provide this service and help support getting people back in the air safely.
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