Private Tests

As we receive a lot of enquiries about local places offering private tests for Covid-19, we’ve compiled a directory of services.

On-site PCR tests

Boots – results are returned within 48 hours and the cost is £120. You need to register with their website first, which includes entering your passport number, uploading a scan of your passport and providing payment details before being told which branches have appointments. The closest branches to Stroud offering this service are: Gloucester (Eastgate Street), Cheltenham (High Street and North Street), Bath (Southgate Centre) and Bristol (Broadmead and Eastgate Centre):

Cheltenham Travel Clinic, £150:

Screen4, various locations including Cirencester:

Racoo, Swindon:

Expresstest, various locations around the UK including Bristol, Cardiff and Birmingham:

Midland Health, various locations including Birmingham:

Home-testing PCR kits

Lloyds Pharmacy


Charlton Pharmacy, Cheltenham

Well – (tests are also available at some of their pharmacies in Wales)

Dante Labs…/products/covid-19-virus-test



Tests before travelling from or returning to the UK

To find out if you need to take a test before leaving the UK for a specific country or when returning the following website may be helpful:

Information is also available on the government website:

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