John Bell & Croyden responds to Covid-19 restrictions with in-store testing service

By Becky Bargh 13-Oct-2020

The ‘Fit to Fly’ resource has been introduced due to the growing number of airlines requiring passengers to produce a negative Covid-19 test prior to flying

Luxury pharmacist and beauty store John Bell & Croyden has introduced a new in-store Covid-19 testing service for shoppers.

The ‘Fit to Fly’ resource, run in partnership with private GP service DocTap, launched in response to the number of airlines requiring passengers to produce evidence of a negative Covid-19 test before flying.

The PHE-approved test, which costs £139, is said to take 60 seconds and results will be emailed within 70 hours of receipt at the laboratory.

“We understand that a number of airlines require passengers to produce evidence of a recent negative Covid-19 test prior to flying, which is why we wanted to make it as easy as possible,” said John Bell & Croyden’s General Manager Alexander Johnston.

“Our in-store service gives access to the fastest results in a safe manner allowing them to prove to an airline that they are fit to travel.”

Upon arrival, visitors will be greeted at a dedicated check-in counter and have the option to self administer the test or, for an additional fee of £15, have the test carried out by a practitioner.

The retailer said the tests show a minimum sensitivity of 98% and a specificity of 100%.

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