Test to Release

Test to Release is a COVID-19 testing scheme launched in the United Kingdom. The scheme began operating in England on 15 December 2020, and allows travellers required to quarantine upon returning to England to pay privately for a COVID test five days after their arrival. They are then permitted to end their quarantine period immediately if they receive a negative test. The scheme's launch was beset by chaos on the day of its launch as the eleven private firms chosen by the UK government to administer the tests encountered teething problems.[1]


  1. ^ "Covid: Chaotic start for travellers' Covid testing system". 15 December 2020. Retrieved 15 December 2020 – via www.bbc.co.uk.

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This illustration, created at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), reveals ultrastructural morphology exhibited by coronaviruses. Note the spikes that adorn the outer surface of the virus, which impart the look of a corona surrounding the virion, when viewed electron microscopically. A novel coronavirus, named Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), was identified as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness first detected in Wuhan, China in 2019. The illness caused by this virus has been named coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).