Located at The Stylers Hair Salon - Southend

FIT TO FLY COVID TESTING SOUTHEND

Covid Test

Antigen & PCR Certification:

FOR ALL FLIGHTS & CRUISES

For business

covid antibody testing

Same day certificate for travel

All testing is carried out by the15minutecovidtest.co.uk and is overseen by a healthcare professional.

UKAS Approved. UKAS Number 22715

Government fully approved provider.

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It is your responsibility to check with your travel operator to ensure you have had the correct test for their requirements.

How it Works

No bookings will be taken over the phone or in the salon so please do not call to book. You must only book via our online booking system.
1

Book & Pay Online

Choose an available slot and pay securely online. As well as name, address, contact details and date of birth we will require an ID number (Passport or International ID card).

2

Attend Your Test

Arrive at the appointed time and you will be greeted at the door and taken to the testing area. You will need to arrive with the photographic ID provided at booking (Passport or International ID card).

3

Receive Certificate

In the event of a negative test, you will receive a certificate within the timescales of the test that you purchased. Either within 2 hours/ same day/ or next day.

ROOM 4, The Stylers, 23 High St, Southend-on-Sea SS1 1JE
Mon 7:30AM - 13:00PM
Tue-Fri 7:30AM - 12:00PM & 5:30PM - 6:30 PM
Sat 10:00AM - 1:00PM
Sun 10:30 AM - 12:00PM (only for booked appointment)
OUT OF HOURS & Emergency Appointments please text 07508606628

covid travel Tests

Simply book online after checking with your travel operator for the appropriate test beforehand.
Please help us protect the clinic and its staff so that we can continue to be of service to you.
INTERNATIONAL RETURNS TO UK 
- day 2 TEST
Antigen Rapid Swab Test
£99per person

Mandatory DAY 2 PCR test for unvaccinated arrivals to UK ages 18+
After purchase you will receive confirmation email with a reference number for you locator form.

Please book at least 24 hour prior departure.

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Rapid Fit To Fly Antigen TEST

Antigen Rapid Swab Test
FROM £34.99per person

This test confirms you DO NOT have the virus, your are not contagious. You will receive your results along with worldwide recognised certification within 2 hours on the same day.

Here below there are SOME countries that accept antigen test on entry from UK*

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FIT TO FLY 
RT- PCR
(same day result)

Antibody Blood Test
FROM £85per person

An RT- PCR test for SARS-CoV-2 processed by laboratory, with result and certificate within same day if test taken by 1pm.

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Antibody Blood Test

Antibody Blood Test
JUST £34.99per person

Antibody test indicates if you still have antibodies which protect you from catching covid again, they might be present in the body for up to 6 months, also after being vaccinated your antibodies should be on high level.

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For customer feedback or complaints please email: [email protected]
Testimonials

I was able to book on the same day, receive my test and certification that afternoon and complete my business trip. Really efficient service.

Stephen, Thorpe Bay

Maja thank you so much for the swift and simple service from start to finish. Guaranteed result and certificate in plenty of time for me to visit my parents in Portugal after 18 months, even if Boris did change his mind!

To anyone considering using this service, don’t have a doubt, Maja gets the job done and results back to you fast. Perfect

Thank you again

Keith O’Sullivan, Corporate Account Manager

Maja was able to guide me through the different tests so I knew exactly what I needed to ask my travel operator.

Dean, Southend

About
Covid testing southend

Hi I'm Maja

Since December 2020 I have been providing certification for overseas travellers, business people people and anyone who needs peace of mind with their health.

I have completed my "UKBTA Antigen & Antibody LFT (Lateral Flow Testing)" certification as well completing my "Phlebotomy Technician Training". The team at Southend all hold the relevant certification and insurances so you can trust us.

We are located within the Stylers Hair Salon in Southend, in our hygienically prepared UKAS approved room at the premises.

You can click on the links below to download the appropriate certification.

Please also check out the Government website for travel advice: https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice

We look forward to seeing you soon.

PS: Our tests are NOT DESIGNED FOR SELF HOME USE. It is imperative that all tests, to include any swab testing, are carried by fully trained and insured medical operatives at our private room located at the salon. We offer Antigen, Antibody and PCR testing.

Product Info

RAPID ANTIGEN 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 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, meaning that testing 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 testing in the UK market, we use the Haelgen 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).

Antigen Test Reliability

All tests are carried out at our COVID secure premises by a fully trained, certificated and insured operatives
Healgen Performance : Sensitivity 96.72%, Specificity 99.22%, Accuracy 98.74%

PCR Test

The SARS-CoV-2 Real-time RT-PCR test is CE-IVD marked and intended for in vitro diagnostic use in Europe. It is intended for the qualitative detection of nucleic acid from the SARS-CoV-2 virus in human oropharyngeal swab, nasopharyngeal swab, and saliva specimens collected by healthcare providers from individuals suspected of having COVID-19 or asymptomatic carriers.

The SARS-CoV-2 Real-time RT-PCR test can be used for sample pooling with oropharyngeal swab, nasopharyngeal swab and saliva samples of either asymptomatic and symptomatic individuals. This test is also for the qualitative detection of nucleic acid from the SARS-CoV-2 virus in pooled specimens containing up to 5 individual specimens (nasopharyngeal swabs and saliva) on chemagic™ 360 instrument, where each specimen is collected under observation or by a healthcare provider using individual vials containing transport media.

All tests are carried out at our COVID secure premises or in the comfort of your own home by a fully trained, certificated and insured operatives

ANTIBODY PLASMA TEST

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)

Our Fit To Travel Certificate Includes

  • Description of the test- including specificity and sensitivity details, 
  • Date and time of test sample 
  • Date and time of the result 
  • Our full company details including UKAS Accreditaion, full address, website and registration number 
  • Name of the testing site and POCT technician who carried out test
  • Testing Site contact number

FAQ

What is coronavirus?

Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses which 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.

What is COVID-19 (coronavirus)?

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

What is the Antigen Swab Test for?

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. Please see our Available Tests page for more information.

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

Should I wear a face covering?

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.

Should I buy a home test kit or have the test done by a trained person?

Always have these tests done by a trained person. Especially the rapid antigen swab test as it would be difficult to perform then 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. Please see our Available Tests page for more information.

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 minimise 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 sanitiser 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.

How do I stay safe while being physically active during COVID-19?

It is important to keep active during this time. When you go outdoors for physical activity ensure you stay two metres (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).

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.

Please ensure you bring a form of photo ID used for travel when you come for your test. For all testing we only accept a passport or travel ID card (with correct passport/travel ID number) as valid forms of ID.

If you cannot provide this, then unfortunately we will not be able to carry out your test –

A DRIVING LICENCE IS NOT ACCEPTED

Please note we do not print out certificates. All companies accept electronic versions.

Please note at busy times, the antigen results can take up to 2 hours.

If you think that you have not received an email and you have a Gmail account, please be advised to check your inbox, junk and spam folders before contacting us. 

PCR TESTS - Please ensure you do not EAT, DRINK or SMOKE 30 minutes prior to your appointment.
 
You will be asked to blow your nose before taking your test.
 
If a PCR test needs to be rerun this may incur extra timings and/or additional charges. If the laboratory refuse to rerun the sample already taken then a new test will have to be purchased. We do not accept any responsibility for loss of flights etc due to delays in results.
 
Disclaimer –The15MinuteCovidTest.co.uk Ltd. cannot be held responsible for delays caused by Royal Mail or Lab processing issues

Cancellation Policy

Please understand that appointment times are limited and in high demand. When you book your appointment with us, you are holding a space on our calendar that is no longer available to our other customers. However, if you must cancel your appointment, we respectfully request at least 48 hours notice in order to allow another customer access to that appointment time.

Cancellations — 48 hours or more in advance will receive a 80% refund
Cancellations – 24 hours in advance will receive a 50% refund
Cancellations made within 24 hours will not receive a refund

Exceptions

We are unable to cancel or refund remote testing e.g. ‘Virtual Test in a Box’ tests once they have been collected or dispatched and are therefore will be non-refundable.

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