Cornwall LivingAutumn 2021

Keeping Cornwall moving

Rapid Health Test is on hand to support you through your travel requirements, helping you save money and stay local with your pre and post-travel tests.

Looking back, it can be hard to remember a time when Covid-19 restrictions didn’t affect our day-to-day lives. Now, even something as simple as planning a trip abroad requires country-specific testing protocols to be adhered to and documentation to be in place.

Previously, with no private clinics in the south west, there was no easy way for locals to obtain their Fit to Fly Certification and private PCR Tests. There was a particular need for travellers requiring day 2, 5 or 8 tests to allow them to travel safely abroad. Thankfully, in December 2020, Dr Joachim Stolte made things a little easier for travellers living and working in Cornwall and the south west, setting up his first Rapid Health Test Clinic in Truro. Fast forward just eight months, and Rapid Health Test is going from strength to strength, providing vital and reliable PCR test results and Fit to Fly certification for those living and working in the south west. Last month saw the opening of the second branch of Rapid Health Test, located in Drake’s Circus, Plymouth, making it even easier for the south west to keep moving. 

We catch up with Dr Stolte, GMC registered Doctor at Rapid Health Test and sister company MEDfacials, who explains why he set up his new venture: “Regulations around travel and testing are constantly changing. It can be confusing and costly, which is why we set up Rapid Health Test in Truro. We are the only government-approved clinic in Cornwall to offer same-day PCR with Fit to Fly Travel Certification for those travelling to and from the UK. We are so proud to be able to serve the Cornish community; your tests can be done either in our Truro, Penzance or Plymouth clinics, or from the comfort of your own home, with results in a matter of hours.”

To book an appointment at Rapid Health Test, or for more information about private Covid testing or Fit to Fly Certification, please ring Dr Stolte on the number below, or visit the website, and make sure to quote ‘Cornwall Living’ to receive £10 off your PCR testing with Rapid Health Test!



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