Located at The Stylers Hair Salon - Southend

FIT TO FLY COVID TESTING SOUTHEND

Covid Test
antigen & pcr certification:
For overseas travellers *
For business
covid antibody testing
Same day certificate Available for travel
UKAS Stage 2 Approved. UKAS Number 22715
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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 same day, within 24 hours or within 48 hours.

The Stylers, 23 High St, Southend-on-Sea SS1 1JE
Mon 11:00AM - 3:00PM
Tue-Fri 11:00AM - 6:00PM
Sat 11:00AM - 4:00PM
Sun 10:00 AM - MIDDAY
Out of hours appointments are available by calling 07508 606628 (additional fees apply)
INTERNATIONAL ARRIVALS Tests
please book at least 48h before your departure.
GREEN & AMBER RETURNS TO UK
Antigen Rapid Swab Test
£99per person

This test is mandatory test for international arrivals from:
Green listed Countries or Amber countries (when fully vaccinated) or Under 18 - UK resident. Test on 1st or 2nd day of return.

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TEST DAY 2 & DAY 8 Package
Antigen Rapid Swab Test
£169per person

Mandatory Test Required for Arrivals from UK's Amber Listed Country.

These tests are required on days 0-2 and day 8 of your quarantine period.

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same day quarantine release
Antibody Blood Test
JUST £229per person

This is to release you from your quarantine that cannot be taken before day 5 of your quarantine period.

PCR SAME DAY RESULT

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Antibody Blood Test
Antibody Blood Test
JUST £29.99per person

If you have already received the Covid vaccine, this blood test will confirm that you still possess the antibodies to fight Covid to provide peace of mind.

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Covid TRAVELING tests with certification
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. For an off site appointment, please scroll to the "OFF SITE ENQUIRY" button. 
Fit To Fly Antigen TEST
Antigen Rapid Swab Test
JUST £49.99per person

This test confirms you do not have the virus. You will receive your results along with government recognised certification within 3 hours on the same day. 

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fit to fly PCR LAB Test
Antigen Rapid Swab Test
From £99per person

This also confirms a negative Covid test, but the results are analysed off site at an approved laboratory. We offer same day, next and and two day test results.

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Antibody Blood Test
Antibody Blood Test
JUST £29.99per person

If you have already received the Covid vaccine, this blood test will confirm that you still possess the antibodies to fight Covid to provide peace of mind.

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Antibody Blood Test
Antibody Blood Test
JUST £29.99per person

If you have already received the Covid vaccine, this blood test will confirm that you still possess the antibodies to fight Covid to provide peace of mind.

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Antibody test with TRAVEL Certificate
( some countries now allow you to entry with Antibody TEST Certificate)

Antibody test indicates if you have still antibodies which protects you from catch covid again,  they might be present in the body for up to 6 months,  also after being vaccinated you antibodies should be on high level.
If you are concerned about coming to our premises, we also offer off-site testing.
OFF SITE ENQUIRY
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

Please see attached link below to Gov.uk website, as part of 15 minute covid test, we are proud to be UKAS level 2 registered, approved providers of private Covid-19 testing.

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.

Refunds Policy & TERMS

Please note that all franchise locations operate a strict zero refund policy for unattended or cancelled appointments. The only exception to this is if the cancellation has been caused by government policy such as lockdowns or the prohibition of moving between tiers for example. If a cancellation is caused by government policy, patrons will be able to reschedule their appointment for a future date or receive a refund.

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.  
 
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