COVID-19 TESTING is currently available for work or travel requirements. Click here for more PCR test information

The Exeter Travel Clinic (and our Barnstaple site) remain open, but currently not at weekends. Any specific test enquiries should be emailed:

Due to regulatory changes, we are now using a laboratory based in London. To try and ensure a 72-hour turn-around time we use Royal Mail Guaranteed 9am delivery. We will track the parcel to confirm progress and delivery during working hours. As a result of postal times, tests for those travelling on Tuesdays and Wednesdays may not be back in time

Why do Covid tests cost so much?

Recent changes to the Health and Social Care act brought by Lord Bethell, require all healthcare professionals obtain extra accreditation to swab a nose or throat for travel purposes (the same process school children do at home). This accreditation is hugely expensive and unfortunately, unavoidable.

Please note: we are not part of either the test-to-release scheme, or the day 2 and 8 return home scheme,c_crop,w_1080,q_80,g_center,g_faces/misc/default-featured.jpgSchool, College and University Vaccinations icon

School, College and University Vaccinations

The Exeter Travel Clinic are highly experienced in providing travel health services to Schools, Colleges and Universities and will remove the stress from this part of the planning through:

  • Providing a ‘health and vaccinations’ briefing during one of your pre-trip meetings
  • Providing a question and answers session for parents, pupils and teachers
  • Administering vaccinations at your school, college or university
  • Provide vaccinations at reduced prices for group bookings

Our aim is to provide a more comprehensive and consistent approach to the travel health aspect of your expedition.

“James has been invaluable in his help and advice of medical issues for our trip to Uganda. His presentation to parents was very clear and informative, dispelling fears and misconceptions. For me as a teacher, one of the best parts of The Exeter Travel Clinic, is that vaccinations have been carried out here in school at our convenience. This means students have not missed out on any learning, paperwork has been kept to a minimum and it has been very easy to track.”      Teacher and Leader – Liskeard School and Community College

And the benefits extend to the parents as well…

 ”I just wanted to write and thank you very much indeed for the excellent and informative talk which you gave regarding the immunisations our children will need for the July Malawi Expedition. As a parent it certainly put my mind at rest and quelled a lot of my fears and anxieties.

I spoke with some of the other parents and pupils after your talk who also felt very reassured and that they would feel better confident to have a programme of immunisation set and administered by you under St. Peter’s School’s care. It was a pleasure and a delight to meet you – I feel we are in safe hands.” Parent – St Peter’s School, Exeter

If you are the leader or teacher responsible for the expedition, you might also be interested in our contingency planning service, as some trips don’t always run as planned.

Please contact us for more details.