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🏥 ExpressTest launch Covid screening service at Madejski Stadium

Testing available at £99 for the public, with results available the next day

18 December 2020

We are very pleased to announce that Madejski Stadium is now hosting an ExpressTest Covid-19 screen service centre, allowing Royals supporters and the wider public access to fast and accurate PCR swab testing with next-day results.

Your health and safety is top of the agenda this Christmas – so we’re delighted to have their facility available to our local community on site at the home of the Royals!

The ExpressTest service is available to book at the rate of £99 per person for a test – and they offer a group discount of 30% is also available for groups of four or more (participants need to ensure they are adhering to government guidelines when they arrive for screening).

Test results will be sent by ExpressTest via email or text, typically the next day. For those receiving a test in order to travel abroad, it is advised to schedule a test 48-96 hours prior to their departure time, as a precaution. Those who screen negative will be emailed a ‘Fit to Fly’ certificate that is authorised by a doctor, along with their test result – however passengers are encouraged to check with their travel provider as to whether this document is accepted before booking the screening service.  


ExpressTest is delivered using the latest gold standard PCR equipment that is fully CE-IVD certified and manufactured to the highest possible standards, and tests are carried out by specially trained Screening Practitioners. ExpressTest has been set up by established screening parent company Cignpost Diagnostics whose clients include Netflix, The BBC and the PGA European Tour and the company’s co-founders Nick Markham, Steve Whatley and Professor Denis Kinane, also the Chief Medical Officer, are now using their expertise to deliver world class testing to the general public.

Community is extremely important to the ethos of Reading Football Club and we are delighted to be a hub for ExpressTest to support our local community during this difficult time.

Nick Markham, Founder of ExpressTest said: “We’re delighted to have teamed up with Reading Football Club to deliver a Covid screening service to the general public. At ExpressTest, we’re committed to reassuring people that they are Covid-free, especially ahead of spending time with loved ones at Christmas. Our aim is to have 30 locations up and running across the UK in the next few months.”

Bookings are open immediately, with the test available on the same day. To book a test, visit and select a date and time. Customers will then be sent a QR code which they must bring with them to their appointment, along with their passport. Payment will be taken during the booking process. Opening hours are 8am to 8pm, and customers are asked to arrive on site at Madejski Stadium 15 minutes prior to appointments.

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