It feels as though we are finally seeing the move away from the pandemic as we learn to live with COVID and it becomes endemic. This month has seen the end of COVID test requirements for vaccinated travellers entering the UK. 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.
If you arrive in England from abroad after 4am Friday 18 March, you do not need to:
- take any COVID-19 tests – before you travel or after you arrive
- fill in a UK passenger locator form before you travel
This will apply whether you are vaccinated or not. You will also not need to quarantine when you arrive, in line with current rules.
We are seeing most countries 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 suddenly.
If you arrive in England before 4am 18 March 2022, you must follow the current rules as below.
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 have changed 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.
We are an approved private provider of COVID-19 testing for all testing and have had full UKAS accreditation since June 2021. 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.
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.
Concierge Medical is not tied to specific hospitals, insurers, or conventional ways of working. Our only concern is for our clients and their health and wellbeing.
Our team of private doctors pride themselves on offering the highest quality of care to our members. Getting access to medical care at a time that is convenient for you is essential for your health and wellbeing. Most importantly, our private doctors always have time for our members.
Find out more about the benefits of having a private doctor.
For more information about Concierge Medical membership plans please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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