Accredited private provider Day2 & Day8 PCR Test for international arrivals
As part of the Government Mandatory testing requirements for international travellers, if you come from an Amber List Country and not fully vaccinated or vaccinated but not recognised in England, you must book, pay for and take two COVID PCR tests during your mandatory 10-day quarantine period after arriving in England.
Upon purchase of the test kits, a BOOKING REFERENCE will be emailed to you. You will need this BOOKING REFERENCE when filling in the PASSENGER LOCATOR FORM within 48 hrs of your return to England.
The first test will have to be taken on or before Day 2 of your quarantine period and the second test will have to be taken on or after Day 8 of your quarantine period.
Home testing: The home self testing swab involves the swabbing of the tonsils and with the same cotton bud, you do a nasal swab as far as is comfortable. Instructions leaflet will come with the test kit.
Dispatching your sample for analysis: Once the sample is taken, carefully package the kit per instructions provided, seal the box and post using the postage prepaid polylope. You will received the result for the tests in the evening of the day that the sample has been delivered to the lab.
Type of Lab test undertaken: Nucleic acid amplification test (NAAT)
PCR testing method: Quantitative Reverse Transcription PCR (RT-PCR) which is a test that targets the nucleocapsid gene (assay N1) and the envelope gene (assay E) of SARS-CoV-2. We work in close partnership with an ISO 17025 compliant, Salient Bio Labs.