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On island private COVID-19 PCR Test

Private Health and Care Treatment PCR

You are eligible for the private PCR test undertaken in the Island if you are able to provide evidence that you are intending to receive private health and care treatment either on or off-island and require a COVID-19 test prior to treatment.

Validated by an appointment letter or consultant confirmation; validation to be undertaken by the Manx Care Patient Transfer Service.

To book

In advance of booking your test, please contact Manx Care Patient Transfer Service by telephoning +44 1624 642673 and patient.transfer@gov.im

You will be asked to validate your treatment by confirming the details of your treatment.

The Manx Care Patient Transfer Team will notify you of your eligibility for a private test.

Once validated, you will be able to schedule a test yourself directly by telephoning '111', the COVID 111 team to arrange a suitable swab date and time and to arrange payment. 

Manx Care will also inform the COVID 111 Team directly by sharing your name and DOB with that team.

International Travel PCR

You are eligible for the private PCR test undertaken in the Island if you are able to provide evidence that you are undertaking international travel where passengers require a COVID-19 PCR test as part of the country border entry conditions. This test will cost £50 per test and payment will be requested at the time of booking.

To book

To request this test, please contact 111@gov.im or call 111 (for international calls please dial +44 1624 822111), no more than 2 weeks in advance of your travel, and provide the following information to demonstrate you have travel booked to a country that requires a test prior to entry:

  • Name
  • Date of Birth
  • Telephone number
  • Evidence of your travel booking with confirmation a COVID-19 test is required in connection with your travel. e.g. travel booking confirmation showing all names of person travelling (who require a test)

The COVID 111 Team will notify you of your eligibility for a private test. 

Once validated, you will be able to schedule a test yourself directly with this team by telephoning '111' to arrange a suitable swab date and time and to arrange payment. 

Travellers please note: Some countries stipulate that you must take a COVID-19 test to facilitate travelling to another country and require appropriate evidence of test result within a specific time period of entry into another country.

It is your responsibility to check the testing requirements of the country you're travelling to. Most countries specify a "test-window" of 3-5 days before arrival or departure in which your PCR test sample (your swab) must be taken. It is your responsibility to ensure your test (in particular your swabbing date) meets a valid timescale of the country you intend to visit.

If you have recently tested positive for Covid 19 and are self-isolating, you must wait until your isolation period is complete before you can attend a PCR test. 

Please do not request a test before your isolation end date.

The booking and results service is provided by the COVID 111 Response and Contact Tracing Team, Cabinet Office (the COVID 111 team).

The PCR COVID test (which includes swabbing and analysis) is provided by Manx Care.

 

Guidance : COVID-19 International Travel 

The Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) provides guidance on COVID and non-COVID risks overseas.

Please refer to the FCDO website for "Guidance for British people travelling overseas during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic"

Your results: On-Island PCR COVID-19 Test

The polymerase chain reaction or “PCR” test is taken using a nasopharyngeal swab, which is a swab taken by a health care professional through the nose and the back of the throat. This is NOT an antibody test. The test is compliant with all internal and external quality assurances.

The COVID 111 team will email your test result the evening of the day after you have your swab.

Presently you will be requested to immediately self-isolate.