Positive COVID-19 Fit to Fly test result


Your results

You have tested positive for COVID-19. This means we cannot issue you with a Fit to Fly certificate. You must follow the advice given by NHS 111. If you are really unwell or having problems with your breathing, you should call 111 (or 999 if it’s an emergency) to discuss what to do. You should self isolate immediately and enter your result into the NHS Covid-19 app as per government advice. You should also advise all your close contacts about your test result.

How your COVID-19 test works

You were tested using the PCR (RT-PCR method) swab test. This is the same test used by the NHS and Public Health England, which is accepted by all major airlines and embassies.

The PCR test analyses your collected sample to see if the SARS-CoV-2 virus DNA is present. Our lab’s PCR equipment only needs a tiny portion of virus DNA which it can then replicate and amplify for diagnostic purposes. Your positive COVID-19 result means the virus was present in the sample you took.

We are required to pass on the details of your positive result to Public Health England (or the appropriate corresponding body in other countries). This is to help them gather data on the virus’ spread. They won’t use your personal information.

Help the national COVID-19 effort

If you want to contribute to the national effort of mapping current and past infections, please consider adding your result to the COVID-19 symptom app, run in conjunction with King's College London.

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