How to Get a COVID Recovery Certificate UK
In order to travel to certain countries, or as safeguarding rules for events, you may have to obtain a COVID recovery certificate. You may be wondering ‘what exactly is a COVID recovery certificate. How do I obtain one?’
Luckily for you, the team here at Official Rapid Tests has all the answers you need. In this article, we will be answering the question ‘how to get a COVID recovery certificate’.
So firstly, what exactly is a COVID recovery Certificate?
What is a Covid Recovery Certificate?
A COVID recovery certificate refers to formal and legal evidence that you have recovered from COVID-19 and are no longer infectious with the virus.
This allows whoever requested you to get this certificate to have peace of mind and no doubts that you may be a liability by spreading infection.
Of course, you can only be eligible for a COVID recovery certificate if you have recently tested positive for COVID-19. This means that you are infected with the virus.
You should isolate for as long as possible, as you can pass on the virus to other people for up to 10 days from when your infection starts.
When you test negative, then you are no longer infected with the virus and you can leave isolation. This is when you are eligible to apply for a COVID recovery certificate.
If you want to travel to another country, they may require you to submit proof of negative COVID status before you arrive there. Here, you can use a COVID recovery certificate as proof that you are no longer COVID-positive.
As we continue, we will be sharing where and how exactly can you get a COVID recovery certificate.
How to get a COVID recovery certificate
At Official Rapid Tests, we can supply you with evidence that you are COVID-negative, which will help you integrate back into life after quarantine or travel to a region or country that requires a COVID recovery certificate.
We offer a COVID-19 Recovery Certificate for Travel which is approved for use for travelling abroad. It is a QR-coded certificate, which is signed and verified by our doctors, to confirm that you have recovered from COVID-19 and are no longer infectious.
Even though you may be COVID-negative, some countries will ask you to take a test on arrival as a precaution. For a full understanding of entry requirements, click here.
People of all ages can use the certificate to prove that they are medically cleared for international travel.
The process of getting your certificate is very easy and accessible.
- Order the certificate online, which only takes 2 minutes.
- There is no appointment necessary, so it is a fast and reliable service.
- Then, upload your evidence by using a smartphone or computer to upload a photo of your test evidence. Results from a PCR or Antigen test are acceptable.
- If we approve your application, you will receive your certificate in 15 minutes.
As we mentioned, you will need to take a test and upload the results in order to be eligible for the certificate. We at Official Rapid Tests also provide test kits, all you need to do is head to our website.
We are open 24/7, seven days a week for orders and results.
We offer the option for you to buy multiple COVID recovery certificates if need be. We are a suited testing provider for group travellers & families who are wanting to purchase more than one certificate.
Buy multiple certificates in one order to save time and guarantee your travel plans.
Are you looking for a test centre?
With over 120 clinics nationwide, it’s never been easier to book the appropriate test you need,
it’s as simple as heading over to our website. Simply take our questionnaire, whether you are entering or leaving the UK. We would also recommend that before even booking your tickets to travel, you become familiar with the government guidelines on travel.
Please note that taking a test is a requirement to ensure the safety of other passengers. This is regardless of whether you feel unwell or not, you must take a test if required.
Unless the country you visit has eased its travel requirements, or unless you have a medical exemption clarified by your doctor, the likelihood is you will not be allowed to travel abroad or to certain places without taking a test or providing a recovery certificate.
Once you know which test you need to do, you can click this link and enter your address to find your nearest test centre, then proceed to book your test.
After your test, order your certificate and send your results over.
You may be wondering why we still need to test people. Sadly, the world witnessed the severity of this virus, so in order to prevent further global lockdowns, some degree of security measures had to be implemented, which in this case is testing.
If no testing takes place, and an infected individual attends a flight, the likelihood of spreading infection becomes certain due to the mass of people being in an enclosed space on the plane for an extended time. As well as touching surfaces at the airport, a space that is host to thousands of people on a daily basis.
With a variety of test options available, let us take a look at the two most common and known types of testing.
Test methods - PCR and Antigen
The common types of tests are the PCR test and the Antigen test.
PCR stands for ‘Polymerase Chain Reaction’ which is a common technique used in laboratories for research and clinical purposes. PCR’s amplify or copy small segments of genetic material.
Using COVID-19 PCR kits as an example, they use a ‘primer’ which is a strand of DNA sequence that matches and amplifies a strand of the virus in question if detected, in this case, SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19).
PCR tests can be performed at a clinic or home, either way, results are analysed in a lab so results do take at least a day to be confirmed to you.
Antigen test kits differ from the PCR. As mentioned earlier, PCR test kits use a primer (a particular strand of DNA of the subject being looked for) to ascertain whether the testee is infected. Whereas Antigen test kits use lab-made antibodies to search for antigens from the COVID-19 Virus.
Because antigen testing kits can be done from home, results are made apparent in a much shorter frame of time, just 15 minutes. Antigen test kits have become a common method of testing due to this convenience.
(Not all rapid antigen tests are the same. E.g. some test kits come with the tube and liquid in separate parts. So, always read the instructions on the box or leaflet before you do the test.)
Do you need an antigen test kit? Our website provides these test kits for you. Want to know some more information about antigen test kits? Our blog contains all the relevant information that you need.
Get in touch for your recovery certificate today
Official Rapid Tests is a trusted global supplier of Covid testing. We are the highest-rated UK Government listed provider on Trustindex.
Even though some countries have lifted their travel restrictions, other countries may still have stricter guidance, there may even be a rise in COVID cases. That is why we are here to help in this ever-changing landscape.
The EU and the UK Government verify all Official Rapid Tests. We work with qualified front-line doctors and tech experts to develop the most convenient testing solutions for travel.
We blend technology and medical expertise to offer the market the fastest and most convenient PCR testing service.
If you are not sure which Covid test you may need, take our Quiz on our webpage here, and this will tell you which type of Covid test is suitable based on your travel requirements.
Within this article, we hope to have helped give an understanding of your travelling needs whilst sharing information regarding how to get a COVID recovery certificate.
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