Test To Release
Test To Release

COVID-19 PCR Tests - Frequently Asked Questions

How does a Covid PCR Test work with Latus Health?
Our priority is to provide you with the fastest possible results in a safe manner and in line with the UK Government regulations for Test and Release Covid testing to exit quarantine early. You will be sent your self-swab collection kit via post on day 5 of your quarantine. Following the simple instructions, which accompany your swab kit, you will collect a nose and throat swab sample and post to our lab using the prepaid packaging. You will be notified within 24hours of your sample arriving at our lab of your result. If your result is negative, you will be allowed to exit quarantine.

When should I book my test?
You should book your test prior to flying to the UK. When you complete your locator form prior to arrival into the UK, you will need to add your test booking reference which will be supplied to you when you book your test.

When will I get my test?
You will receive your test via post on day 5 of your quarantine.

Can I get my test delivered sooner?
No – the UK Gov Test and Release regulations state that we cannot deliver your test to you prior to day 5 of your quarantine.

How do I take my sample?
You will collect your sample at home following the simple instructions which accompany the sample collection kit.

What type of test is it?
The test is a PHE approved SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) reverse transcriptase real-time PCR swab, carried out at a UKAS accredited laboratory. This is widely gold standard test for COVID-19.

What if I require tests for multiple people?
Simply book a test for the first member of your party. Then repeat the process for another test. Repeat for any other members of your party. Each member of your party will need their own booking reference.

What information do I need to give when booking a test?

For you to be able to book a Test and Release covid test you will need to supply the following info:

* Full Name
* Sex
* Date of birth
* Ethnicity
* Home address
* Email address
* Telephone number
* Date of arrival into UK
* Coach number/flight number/vessel name
* Country travelling from
* Passport number

What information will be on my test results or doctor's letter?
You will be sent a text and/or email. The results will state whether your test was negative, positive or inconclusive.

What dates will be shown on my results?
Your lab results will show the date when your sample was collected. It will also show the date that the test was completed and your report generated. These cannot be changed.

Important note: patients must complete the self swab as directed in the instructions inside the test kit. Failure to take a swab as directed, or to take a swab on behalf of someone else is a gross breach of the terms of this service.

Terms & Conditions

This page (together with the documents referred to on it) tells you the terms and conditions on which we will supply the covid-19 testing services (“Clinic Appointment”) and the home testing kits ("the Kit") ( together the “Services") which are listed on our website www.latustesttorelease.co.uk(“our site”) to you. Please read these terms and conditions carefully before ordering any Services from our sites. You should understand that by placing an order for any of our Services, you agree to be bound by these terms and conditions. You should print a copy of these terms and conditions for future reference. These terms and conditions are to be considered correct when written in English and not using a translation tool.

Please click on the button during the purchase process if you accept them in English. Please understand that if you refuse to accept these terms and conditions, you will be unable to order any Service from our sites.


We operate the website www.latus-testtorelease.co.uk. We are Latus Health Limited, a company registered in England and Wales under company number 10559793 and with our registered office at Suite 1, Riverside Building, Livingstone Road, Hessle, HU13 0DZ.


2.1 Our sites are only intended for use by people resident in or visiting the United Kingdom. We do not have to accept orders for the services from individuals outside of the UK. 2.2 Any Services to be provided to you by way of a Clinic Appointment shall be performed by a clinic appointed by us as our sub-contractor. 2.3 Any samples provided by you in accordance with the Services shall be submitted to our contracted laboratory in the United Kingdom for the purpose of carrying out the tests forming part of your order.


3.1 By placing an order through our sites, you warrant that: 3.1.1 you are legally capable of entering into binding contracts; and 3.1.2 you are at least 18 years old.


4.1 After placing an order for the Test via our sites, you will receive confirmation from us acknowledging that we have received your order.

4.2 All orders are subject to acceptance by us, and we will confirm such acceptance to you by one of the following means:

4.2.1 Where your order relates to a Kit, by sending you an e-mail confirming that the order has been accepted and an indication as to when the Kit will be dispatched;

4.3 The Contract will relate only to those Services we have confirmed in the Order Confirmation. If you place an order for multiple Services we will not be obliged to supply all of the Services to you simultaneously. You will be informed in your Order Confirmation of any Services which will require an alternative delivery or appointment date (as appropriate).


5.1 We will dispatch the Kit to arrive with you on your fifth day of your arrival into the UK. 5.2 We will take reasonable steps to meet the delivery date set out in the Order

Confirmation or as otherwise agreed between us. However, occasionally delivery may be affected by factors beyond our control and so cannot be guaranteed. We will let you know if we become aware of an unexpected delay and will arrange a new delivery date with you. Please allow extra time for deliveries across bank holidays & weekends, and to the Scottish Highlands and Ireland.

5.3 If you fail to take delivery of the Kit within 14 days of the date set out in the Order Confirmation, then, except where this failure is caused by our failure to comply with these Terms or by an event beyond your control we shall have no liability to you for late delivery and you shall be responsible for re-arranging delivery of the Kit at your sole expense.

5.4 If we are not able to deliver the Kit within the time scale set out at clause 5.1 due to operational reasons or shortage of stock, we will deliver the Kit as soon as it becomes available. If the Kit cannot be dispatched within 21 days of the date set out in the Order Confirmation, we shall notify you as soon as reasonably practicable and you shall be entitled to cancel the Contract and receive a full refund in accordance with our refunds policy (set out in clause 8 below).

6.1 A Contract may not be cancelled by you at any time after the order has been dispatched.

6.2 In the event that a Kit delivered to you under these Terms is damaged, faulty or in some other way unusable in accordance with the instructions provided, you must notify us within 7 days of receipt of the Kit, confirming the damage or fault to the Kit. Within 7 days of receipt of such notice we will arrange for a replacement Kit to be sent out to you.

7.1 When placing an order for a Kit you accept that it is your responsibility to comply with all and any instruction included with the Kit and to return the Kit to us for testing within the time limit specified in the Kit. This includes providing a sufficient sample for testing in line with the instructions. If you fail to provide a sufficient sample, we are not obliged to provide a replacement Kit.

7.2 When placing an order for a Kit you accept that it is your responsibility to ensure the sample kit is posted back to the laboratory within any required timeframe and that Latus Health cannot be held responsible for any delays that may occur in transit. If you choose to use a Royal Mail trackable service the vast majority of kits will arrive in time, however this is guaranteed by Royal Mail and not Latus Health. Any turnaround time, including that of any guaranteed service does not start until a correctly taken sample is received by the laboratory. Latus Health cannot be held responsible for any delays caused by late receipt of the testing kit by the laboratory or any delays outside of Latus Health’s control such as for instance the lack of testing capacity at the laboratory in the case of supply problems. 7.3 When you Order a Test, you accept that you have requested a method of communication for results, if this method fails, or is not available, or in the opinion of Latus Health an alternative method of communication is in the best interests of you and public health, an alternative method of communication with you may be used.

7.4 Failure to comply with the provisions of clause 7.1 or 7.1 will not entitle you to a refund of any price paid for the Services and may affect the accuracy of the results of any tests carried out on your behalf.

7.5 If you order a test with Latus Health you are consenting to the sample collection procedure associated with that test or tests and the performance of those tests in any laboratory. You further consent that the results of any additional tests undertaken may be shared so as to ensure anyone affected can receive appropriate advice and treatment. You can withdraw that consent at any point up to when your sample is collected, and our normal refund and cancellation policy will apply.

7.6 We reserve the right to refuse to process a Kit returned to us for processing if such Kit is not receiving within 6 months of the date of dispatch, as set out in the Order Confirmation.


8.1 The price of the Services and our delivery charges will be as quoted on our sites from time to time, except in cases of obvious error. 8.2 VAT is not payable in respect of the Services but may be charged for any other service offered by us.

8.3 Service prices and delivery charges are liable to change at any time, but changes will not affect orders in respect of which we have already sent you an Order Confirmation.

8.4 Our sites contain a wide range of Services and it is always possible that, despite our best efforts, some of the Services listed on our sites may be incorrectly priced. We will normally verify prices as part of our Order procedure so that, where the correct price of a Service is less than our stated price, we will charge the lower amount to you. If the correct price of a Service is higher than the price stated on our sites, we will normally, at our discretion, either contact you for instructions before providing the Order Confirmation, or reject your order and notify you of such rejection.

8.5 We are under no obligation to supply the Services to you at the incorrect (lower) price, even after we have sent you an Order Confirmation, if the pricing error is obvious and unmistakeable and could have reasonably been recognised by you as an error.

8.6 Unless expressly agreed otherwise by the parties, payment for all Services must be by credit or debit card. We accept payment with Visa, Maestro, Mastercard, Visa Electron, AMEX, and Delta. We will not charge your credit or debit card until after we have issued the Order Confirmation.

9.1 Refunds are only available for Test To Release orders prior to 48 hours before dispatch, and are subject to a 20% administration fee

9.2 Cancellation of Test To Release within 48 hours of dispatch are non-refundable

9.3 There are no refunds available on private or fitness to fly tests

10.1 Subject to clause 10.2, if we fail to comply with these terms and conditions, we shall only be liable to you for the purchase price of the Services and any losses that you suffer as a result of our failure to comply (whether arising in contract, tort (including negligence), breach of statutory duty or otherwise) which are a foreseeable consequence of such failure. 10.2 Nothing in this agreement excludes or limits our liability for: 10.2.1 death or personal injury caused by our negligence;

10.2.2 fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation;

10.2.3 any breach of the obligations implied by section 12 of the Sale of Goods Act 1979;

10.2.4 defective Services under the Consumer Protection Act 1987; or 10.2.5 any other matter for which it would be illegal for us to exclude or attempt to exclude our liability.

10.3 By proceeding with any test you are formally providing your informed consent to undergo a Covid-19 Test.

10.4 You agree that your use of the Services is at your sole risk. We cannot and do not warrant that the tests performed as part of the Services will be 100% accurate due to the nature of the tests being performed. You further confirm that you have read the information provided on our website.

10.5 Any further tests required in accordance with clause 10.4 may be subject to an additional fee, of which you will be made aware of at the time of booking.


Applicable laws require that some of the information or communications we send to you should be in writing. When using our sites, you accept that communication with us will be mainly electronic. We will contact you by e-mail or provide you with information by posting notices on our website. For contractual purposes, you agree to this electronic means of communication and you acknowledge that all contracts, notices, information and other communications that we provide to you electronically comply with any legal requirement that such communications be in writing. This condition does not affect your statutory rights.


All notices given by you to us must be given to Latus Health at info@latushealth.co.uk. We may give notice to you at either the e-mail or postal address you provide to us when placing an order, or in any of the ways specified in clause 11 above. Notice will be deemed received and properly served immediately when posted on our website, 24 hours after an e-mail is sent, or three days after the date of posting of any letter. In proving the service of any notice, it will be sufficient to prove, in the case of a letter, that such letter was properly addressed, stamped and placed in the post and, in the case of an e-mail that such e-mail was sent to the specified e-mail address of the addressee.


13.1 The contract between you and us is binding on you and us and on our respective successors and assignees. 13.2 You may not transfer, assign, charge or otherwise dispose of a Contract, or any of your rights or obligations arising under it, without our prior written consent. 13.3 We may transfer, assign, charge, sub-contract or otherwise dispose of a Contract, or any of our rights or obligations arising under it, at any time during the term of the Contract.


14.1 We will not be liable or responsible for any failure to perform, or delay in performance of, any of our obligations under a Contract that is caused by events outside our reasonable control (Force Majeure Event). 14.2 A Force Majeure Event includes any act, event, non-happening, omission or accident beyond our reasonable control and includes in particular (without limitation) the following: 14.2.1 strikes, lock-outs or other industrial action; 14.2.2 civil commotion, riot, invasion, terrorist attack or threat of terrorist attack, war (whether declared or not) or threat or preparation for war; 14.2.3 fire, explosion, storm, flood, earthquake, subsidence, epidemic or other natural disaster; 14.2.4 impossibility of the use of railways, shipping, aircraft, motor transport or other means of public or private transport; 14.2.5 impossibility of the use of public or private telecommunications networks; and 14.2.6 the acts, decrees, legislation, regulations or restrictions of any government. 14.3 Our performance under any Contract is deemed to be suspended for the period that the Force Majeure Event continues, and we will have an extension of time for performance for the duration of that period. We will use our reasonable endeavours to bring the Force Majeure Event to a close or to find a solution by which our obligations under the Contract may be performed despite the Force Majeure Event.


15.1 If we fail, at any time during the term of a Contract, to insist upon strict performance of any of your obligations under the Contract or any of these terms and conditions, or if we fail to exercise any of the rights or remedies to which we are entitled under the Contract, this will not constitute a waiver of such rights or remedies and will not relieve you from compliance with such obligations. 15.2 A waiver by us of any default will not constitute a waiver of any subsequent default. 15.3 No waiver by us of any of these terms and conditions will be effective unless it is expressly stated to be a waiver and is communicated to you in writing in accordance with clause 12 above.


If any of these terms and Conditions or any provisions of a Contract are determined by any competent authority to be invalid, unlawful or unenforceable to any extent, such term, condition or provision will to that extent be severed from the remaining terms, conditions and provisions which will continue to be valid to the fullest extent permitted by law.


17.1 These terms and conditions and any document expressly referred to in them constitute the whole agreement between us and supersede all previous discussions, correspondence, negotiations, previous arrangement, understanding or agreement between us relating to the subject matter of any Contract. 17.2 We each acknowledge that, in entering into a Contract, neither of us relies on, or will have any remedies in respect of, any representation or warranty (whether made innocently or negligently) that is not set out in these terms and conditions or the documents referred to in them. 17.3 Each of us agrees that our only liability in respect of those representations and warranties that are set out in this agreement (whether made innocently or negligently) will be for breach of contract. 17.4 Nothing in this clause limits or excludes any liability for fraud.


18.1 We have the right to revise and amend these terms and conditions from time to time to reflect changes in market conditions affecting our business, changes in technology, changes in payment methods, changes in relevant laws and regulatory requirements and changes in our systems' capabilities. 18.2 You will be subject to the policies and terms and conditions in force at the time that you order Services from us, unless any change to those policies or these terms and conditions is required to be made by law or governmental authority (in which case it will apply to orders previously placed by you), or if we notify you of the change to those policies or these terms and conditions before we send you the Order Confirmation (in which case we have the right to assume that you have accepted the change to the terms and conditions, unless you notify us to the contrary within seven working days of receipt by you of the Services).


19.1 Contracts for the purchase of Services through our sites and any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with them or their subject matter or formation (including noncontractual disputes or claims) will be governed by English law. Any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with such Contracts or their formation (including non-contractual disputes or claims) will be subject to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.

19.2 Accepting these terms and conditions means you have accepted them in the English Language.