COVID-19 PCR test centre to open at LJLA for passengers  

Liverpool John Lennon Airport has teamed up with locally based Test Assurance Group (TAG) to offer passengers needing a ‘Fit to Fly’ certificate the opportunity to book a COVID-19 PCR test at a new facility based at the Airport.

A number of countries now require all arriving passengers to prove that they have had a negative COVID-19 PCR test result between 48-72 hours before arrival. From today TAG are taking bookings to provide passengers with a complete test, results and Fit to Fly certificate service, helping passengers looking to travel overseas once again meet all the necessary requirements.

TAG have developed a technology platform that over the coming months will help Liverpool John Lennon Airport encourage more passengers to start to travel overseas once again, confident they meet the necessary health requirements of the country they are flying to.

The Knowsley based business has partnered with Salutaris to provide the clinical operators and process, and Randox Health for the laboratory testing process all of which are UKAS and ISO 15189 accredited.

The tests will be carried out at a dedicated facility located in one of the Airport car parks, costing £110 per person and can be booked now via a link from the Airport website www.liverpoolairport.com/fit-to-fly with the first tests available from Friday 18th December.

It is expected that TAG (www.testassurancegroup.com) will also be able to offer tests for returning passengers looking to reduce their quarantine period to just 5 days as part of the Government’s ‘Test to Release’ scheme for passengers arriving from countries excluded from the list of travel corridors.

Lucy O’Shaughnessy, Commercial Director at LJLA commented, “This is another important step along the road to recovery for the travel industry and we are delighted to be able to work with a local company to offer our passengers a convenient, hassle free service to help them get back to travelling overseas once more.

Cliff Kirby, Board Director of Test Assurance Group (TAG) added, “TAG are pleased to be able to offer COVID-19 PCR testing at Liverpool John Lennon Airport in order to help the travel industry recover from a difficult year and to enable passengers to be able to travel abroad safely again.

Our testing service will be simple and straight forward and will assist in bringing a semblance of normality back to the lives of those in the region who wish to travel again.”

TAG are pleased to be able to partner Liverpool John Lennon Airport.

Photo caption: TAG will have a test site located in one of the Airport car parks