Covid testing at Christmas is something many people will be considering, whether spending it with family and friends or planning to jet off to warmer climes.

After months of not being able to mix properly with loved ones, we finally have the green light from the government to do so.

The reality is however, although restrictions have been eased for a period of only 5 days and we are permitted to enjoy the company of no more than 3 households (including your own), catching Covid-19 is still a risk.

So, what can you put in place to limit the risks and to make sure everyone you’ll be exchanging presents with isn’t also bringing a dose of virus to the Christmas table?

Covid testing at Christmas is a great option for screening your ‘Christmas bubble’ and giving you peace of mind. It’s also particularly reassuring for more susceptible members of your bubble, such as grandparents or those who are clinically vulnerable.

PCR testing is considered the gold standard in Covid-19 testing. You could receive your sample collections kit(s) as soon as the next day when you place your order with us before 2pm.

The sample collection process is straightforward using our easy-to-follow instructions, and when we receive your sample(s) before 11am we’ll email your test results back to you the next working day, as standard. For a small additional fee, we will send your results back to you the same day.

If you’re planning to celebrate Christmas this year with loved ones, it’s worth considering Covid testing, so you can get on with being merry and bright.

AlphaBiolabs provides Covid-19 PCR testing to the public, workplaces and for Fit to Fly purposes. We also sell Lateral Flow Instant Antigen Tests to workplaces as well as Rapid Antibody tests.

How to order COVID testing at Christmas

Visit our website for more information and to see our Christmas opening hours. You can also call our Customer Services team on 0333 600 1300 or email

Order a coronavirus test

AlphaBiolabs offers a range of COVID-19 testing options for private individuals and businesses