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.jpgMeningitis ACWY icon

Meningitis ACWY

Meningitis ACWY


Meningitis is a medical term for inflammation of the layer around the brain caused by bacteria. There are a number of strains of meningitis: A, B, C, W, X and Y.

How it is caught?

Meningitis is an airborne disease spread through droplets expelled during breathing or coughing.

What does it do?

Meningococcal Meningitis causes fever, intense headache, neck stiffness nausea and vomiting. If the disease develops into septicaemia, a non-blanching rash will be visible across the body.

Can it be treated?

Yes – with high strength antibiotics.

Where is it?

Meningococcal meningitis occurs across the globe but the risk to travellers is greatest when travelling in sub-Saharan Africa, particularly in the dry (winter) months.

How is it prevented?

Vaccine – a single dose.

A single injection
Not yet established but at least 5-years

This single injection
will cost from


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