Frequently asked questions from Aeromedical Consulting UK

Please click here to visit our order page for the cost of our tests.

By using the provided pre-paid envelope and posting it in a Royal Mail Priority postbox.

Download the FasterChecks IOS app or use the web application if you don’t have an Apple ee Register or sign-in, select Take A Test from the landing page and follow the instructions. Click here to watch a short video of how to take an antigen test with FasterChecks.

The UK Government has classified countries as low, medium and high risk of coronavirus infection. Low risk countries are placed in a Green list, medium risk countries in an Amber list and high risk countries in a Red list. Countries can move in and out of a list, and at short notice. The full list can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/red-amber-and-green-list-rules-for-entering-england

Everybody must take a pre-departure coronavirus test no sooner than 72 hours before starting their journey to England. This can be a PCR or an antigen test, as long as it meets the UK government’s minimum standard for accuracy.

You will need to take a test on or before day 2 (day zero is the day you arrive).

You will need to take 2 tests known as a Day 2 & 8 test:

  a) The 1st on or before day 2 (day zero is the day you arrive) and

  b) The 2nd on or after day 8

Yes. All our tests are for home self-use. You have to post our PCR tests back to us. You can take our antigen tests at home using a video platform.

Yes. PCR tests are also sometimes referred to as RT-PCR or molecular tests, or nucleic acid amplification tests (NAAT).

Yes. Lateral flow is the name given to the technology. However, there are many different brands of antigen (lateral flow) tests, each performing to a different standard.

Many countries require proof of a negative coronavirus antigen test before you can travel to that country. This test is generally referred to as a ‘Fit to Fly’ antigen test, even when you might be travelling to that country by road, rail or sea.

Many countries require proof of a negative coronavirus PCR test before you can travel to that country. This test is generally referred to as a ‘Fit to Fly’ PCR test, even when you might be travelling to that country by road, rail or sea.

This is typically a PCR test for anyone arriving into England..

This is typically a PCR test for anyone arriving from an Amber list country.

This is test that you can opt to take to end your quarantine early if you are arriving from an Amber list country.

The Day 2 and Day 8 must be a PCR test.

The Day 5 test to release can be a PCR or an antigen that meets the Government’s minimum performance standards of >95% specificity, >95% sensitivity at viral loads less than or equal to 1,000 copies/ml. It is difficult to for an antigen test to meet this stringent performance standard.

No, this is an error. We apologise for this. You will be refunded in full for your Test to Release order. You can keep the test and use at your convenience but not as a Day 5 Test to Release.

Yes. Your certificate does not have to say ‘Test to Release.’ What is important is that the result of the test says ‘Negative.’

We are required to collect certain information about you, including your travel history. We collect this information in ‘appointment slots;’ These are not appointments in the traditional sense but inform us when to send out your tests, for example. We are working to make this clearer and simply the process.

You must self-isolate for at least 10 days beginning from the day you took the test. We will inform the local health authority who may contact you.

No. You must self-isolate at least 10 days, beginning from the day you took the test.

No. You must self-isolate at least 10 days, beginning from the day you took the test. We will refund you the cost of the Day 8 test less any admin charges.

You must self-isolate for at least 10 days beginning from the day you took the test. We will inform the local health authority who may contact you.

You can now end quarantine. You do not necessarily need to show it to anybody unless you are requested to do so by an authority. We keep a copy of your result if there is a requirement to prove it. You must still take your Day 8 test.

A PLF is an official public health form that asks you to complete information about your journey. PLFs have been used by public health authorities for decades to fight the spread of infectious diseases across borders. For example, they help public health contact you to warn you when you might be have been exposed to coronavirus so that you can take appropriate action to prevent spreading it on.

This is emailed to you when you order your Day 2 test, or your Day 2 & 8 test, or your Green and Amber country package.