Private GP Covid Update – From this month, fully vaccinated people travelling to England and Scotland will no longer have to take any Covid tests – either before departure or after arrival.


From 4am on 11 February:


Fully vaccinated travellers and under-18s will no longer need to take a lateral flow test two days after they arrive in England (Day 2 test). 


Travellers who are not fully vaccinated will no longer have to self-isolate on arrival, or take a test on day eight. However, they will still have to show proof of a negative Covid test taken within 48 hours of travel, and they must still take a post-arrival PCR test (Day 2 test).


All passengers will still need to fill in a passenger locator form.


Most countries are also reducing or removing restrictions on travel but this is changing all the time. Please check for entry requirements of any countries you visit. These can change quickly.


Fully vaccinated, in the UK, is defined as having had both doses of a 2-dose vaccine or one dose of a one-dose vaccine. The last vaccine needs to have been at least 14 days prior to the date of travel. Currently, you do not need to have had a booster to be considered fully vaccinated in the UK. However, there are a number of countries who are changing their definition of fully vaccinated to require a booster vaccine if the main course of vaccination was more than 9 months from the date of travel. It is uncertain as to whether the UK will follow in amending the definition of fully vaccinated. 


Covid passes issued in the UK can be used throughout the EU to show proof of vaccination – either digitally, or as a printed download (as long as it is dated later than 1 November 2021). From 3 February, 12 to 15-year-olds in England would be able to prove their vaccination status via the digital NHS pass for international outbound travel. 


We are a UKAS approved private provider of COVID-19 testing for general, fit to fly, test to release and day 2 & 8 COVID testing as well an approved provider of Day 2 antigen testing.  We can support our members with any queries re: COVID testing as well as vaccination questions, whether you had your vaccines in the UK or overseas.

Our COVID team is always happy to help.

For more information about our private GP service and membership please contact us on 01451 600900.

Founded in 2013, Concierge Medical Practice has progressed to become a national award-winning private General Practice, providing the best healthcare to individual clients and businesses throughout Cotswolds, Warwickshire, Worcestershire, and Oxfordshire.

Our members have a named private doctor, providing on-going continuity of care. Our list size is kept small to guarantee availability and quality. We are a home-visiting practice, so all consultations with the private doctor are at our member’s home or office (or by phone, video, text etc). Our private doctors are readily contactable for home visits, remote consultations, advice and support. We have a strong network of secondary care and allied health professionals who complement our general practice services and whom we can readily access. All our private doctors are full time employees of Concierge Medical. They are all experienced GPs and have chosen to work as Concierge doctors as they understand and value the benefits of a strong patient-doctor relationship.

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