Private Covid test Edinburgh

Book a Covid-19 PCR test in Edinburgh, visit your nearest Covid test centre and get your results emailed to you.

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Covid test centre in Edinburgh

Edinburgh Newington Test Hub

46-48 Clerk Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9JB

Opening times

Monday 8:30am–6:30pm
Tuesday 8:30am–6:30pm
Wednesday 8:30am–6:30pm
Thursday 8:30am–6:30pm
Friday 8:30am–6:30pm
Saturday 9am–6pm
Sunday Closed




Our Covid test centre in Edinburgh is located inside Newington Pharmacy. You can get here by bus using routes 2, 3, 5, 8, 29, 30, 33, 49, 51, N3 and N30 from the Bernard Terrace stop. Get tested

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Visit the Edinburgh test centre to collect your Covid test kit.

Receive your doctor-signed fit to fly certificate

Get your Covid-19 test result by email

You'll receive your results and doctor certificate tomorrow by 11:59pm.

Important: Do not travel if you have any symptoms of Covid-19 or have been advised to isolate. Please arrange for someone else to collect and drop off your test on your behalf.

Fit to fly certificate included

Our Covid-19 PCR test includes a fit to fly certificate if you test negative for Covid-19. Get your Covid fit to fly certificate next-day if you drop off your sample by the cut-off time.

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Covid test Edinburgh FAQs

Where can I get a coronavirus test in Edinburgh?

Reserve your Covid-19 test online then pick-up your kit from our Covid test centre in Edinburgh. You'll collect and drop-off your sample for our UKAS accredited lab to process.

Are Covid-19 self-swab kits available?

Yes, you can either get your Covid-19 test delivered to your door next-day with our priority courier service or reserve and pick-up your Covid-19 self-swab test at our Edinburgh Covid test centre.

How far away are you from Edinburgh Airport?

Our Covid test centre in Edinburgh is a short 8 mile (18 minute) drive from Edinburgh Airport. Alternatively, you can catch the Airlink 100 bus with the following connections: bus routes 2, 29 or 33.

Where can I find a travel PCR test near me?

Medicspot offers a private Covid-19 PCR test complete with a signed fit to fly certificate. You can pick up a PCR test from your local Edinburgh Covid test centre. Your test kit will include a simple swab test for you to perform at home. If you test negative for Covid-19, we can provide you with a certified fit to fly certificate signed by a certified doctor.

Can I get a Test to Release test in Edinburgh?

Medicspot offer Test to Release tests which allow travellers arriving from an amber list country to shorten their quarantine period from day 5 of their arrival in UK. Simply order a test from your nearest Edinburgh hub to be collected on day 5 of your arrival in the UK. Drop off your sample at one of our Edinburgh test hubs by 2pm to get your result the next day.

Can I get a Day 2 and 8 test in Edinburgh?

All UK arrivals from countries on the amber list require mandatory Covid testing on day 2 and day 8 of their arrival. Get your Day 2 and 8 tests delivered to your home in Edinburgh with Medicspot. Once you’ve taken the tests, use a pre-paid returns label to send your sample to our lab via a Royal Mail Priority Postbox. You will receive your result within 24 hours of our lab receiving your sample.

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