Convenient COVID-19 testing service now available at Bristol Airport

Convenient COVID-19 testing service now available at Bristol Airport

London, UK, 2021-Jul-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Katalyst Laboratories has partnered with Nuffield Health and Bristol Airport to offer a convenient COVID-19 testing service located at the airport. All tests are analysed at the on-site laboratory run by Nuffield Health with tests provided by Katalyst Laboratories, a government authorised distributor of SARS-CoV-2 rapid testing products.

The service will be launched onsite at Bristol Airport on Monday 19th July and will be open to travellers who are required to take a test before or after their flight to meet quarantine requirements, as well as to the local community who are looking for a convenient testing facility for non-travel related purposes as restrictions ease across the UK and the public begin to return to work and social situations.

Tests on offer are Gold Standard PCR tests with results available in 4 hours, which provides passengers the ability to book a last minute holiday or flight. There is also a Gold Standard PCR tests with results available in 48 hours and Lateral Flow Antigen tests with results in 20 minutes.

The testing centre is conveniently located in the terminal just before security on the first floor and is signposted as ‘Nuffield Health Covid-19 Testing’. This is a separate facility to the NHS Covid-19 testing centre, located in Silver Zone Car Park.

All tests required for international travel are available, and customers can book with ease via the Nuffield Health online booking portal. Nuffield Health staff will be on hand to guide customers through the testing journey, and screenings are carried out by trained professionals in full PPE.

Andrew Wheeler, CEO, Katalyst Laboratories said: “Our partnership with Nuffield Health, the UK’s largest healthcare charity , means we can offer an outstanding full-service testing solution at Bristol Airport.  Our testing service offers rapid testing – through both PCR and Lateral Flow Antigen tests – which provide fast results within hours and a standard PCR test for those who can wait for 48 hours.  We welcome the opportunity to work in partnership with the Bristol Airport team and we look forward to supporting the travel industry in getting back on its feet as travel restrictions ease, especially now that fully vaccinated travellers can also travel to Amber List countries from 19 July without the need for quarantine, but with testing on return to the UK on Day 2 still a requirement.”

Richard Thomasson, Head of Customer Services at Bristol Airport said, “The safety and security of our team and customers is our number one priority, and we’re pleased to partner with Nuffield Health and Katalyst Laboratories to offer our customers and the general public a convenient COVID-19 testing service located at the airport. As an approved private screening provider, customers can be assured that all tests offered by Nuffield Health are highly accurate and meet the required standards for international travel. As we prepare to welcome more passengers to the Airport, it is important that we can provide this facility to enable customers to easily access COVID-19 testing services before they fly.”

Dr Davina Deniszczyc, Nuffield Health’s Medical and Charity Director added, “During the COVID-19 pandemic our hospitals in England, Wales and Scotland have been supporting the NHS, caring for over 385,000 NHS patients across the UK and we also offer our free COVID-19 Rehabilitation Programme. We are pleased to partner with Katalyst Laboratories to utilise our clinical expertise at Bristol Airport’s new COVID-19 testing service for people travelling and for those who want to take a test for peace of mind.”

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Source: Bristol Airport