- British Airways adds Wren Healthcare to list of Covid-19 discounted testing providers for customers on ba.com, offering at home tests administered by a specialist
- Airline’s customers have access to Covid-19 tests through a wide range of providers starting from £33 for antigen and £40.41 for PCR
- Customers can select from different test types to suit needs including in clinic, at airport, home tests with a testing specialist and home tests via postal service
- British Airways continues to champion affordable testing and negotiate reduced prices from Covid-19 testing providers
London, UK, 2021-Jun-10 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways customers now have access to discounted Covid-19 PCR tests administered by a testing specialist in the comfort of their own home, with provider Wren Healthcare.
Once ordered, Wren Healthcare will book a slot for a testing specialist to visit the customer’s home to take a PCR sample, avoiding the need for a trip to a dedicated testing facility. When the sample has been taken, the testing specialist will deliver the test directly to the lab, avoiding any postal delays and the results will be available within 24hours.
British Airways customers have access to these at home tests with Wren Healthcare at a reduced rate of £129. If a customer wishes to visit a clinic to have their sample taken, they can do so for £99. The airline has also recently updated its dedicated webpage, to make it easier for customers to find the right test to meet the entry requirements for their destination at a an appropriate price: ba.com/Covid19-tests.
Tom Stevens, British Airways’ Director of Brand and Customer Experience, said: “We are committed to exploring ways to make sure that our customers have access to affordable tests that suit their needs. We know that sourcing and sending PCR tests away shortly before travel can make people anxious. We are pleased to have found and negotiated a reduced price option for those who would prefer to take a test in the comfort of their own home or in a clinic, safe in the knowledge they will be delivered straight to a lab for rapid and reliable results.”
The airline has consistently championed testing as a way to re-open travel safely and has ensured its customers have access to a wide range of discounted Covid-19 pre-departure, return to the UK and arrivals testing options.
Testing options for customers:
(Prices listed are starting prices)
Elsewhere British Airways was the first airline in the world to start a trial with medical tech company Canary Global, to assess how its Pelican Covid-19 Ultra Rapid Covid-19 test, which displays a result within 25 seconds, can play a role in opening up travel. The airline will be inviting flight and cabin crew to take the Pelican Covid-19 test before it explores how it can play a role for customers.
Notes to editors
Non discounted rate for Wren Healthcare’s testing specialist at home product is £169
Safety is at the heart of British Airways’ business. The airline continues to implement a range of measures that it requires customers and colleagues to observe, which include:
- Observing government regulations around advice around travel
- Asking customers not to travel if they think they have any symptoms of Covid-19
- Wearing facemasks and bringing enough to replace them every four hours for longer flights
- Checking-in online, downloading a boarding pass to a mobile device where possible for self-scanning at security and the departure gate
- Observing social distancing and using hand sanitisers that are placed throughout airports
- Asking customers to ensure they have everything they need from their hand luggage before departure, and where possible, storing their carry-on bag under the seat in front of them
- Cabin crew wearing PPE and a new food service, which reduces the number of interactions required with customers
The airline is cleaning all key surfaces including seats, screens, seat buckles and tray tables after every flight and each aircraft is completely cleaned from nose to tail every day. The air on all British Airways flights is fully recycled once every two to three minutes through HEPA filters, which remove microscopic bacteria and virus clusters with over 99.9% efficiency, equivalent to hospital operating theatre standards.
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Source: British Airways