As part of the Government Mandatory testing requirements for international travellers, if you are returning from any non-RED LISTED COUNTRIES and have been fully vaccinated as recognised by MHRA, you must book, pay for and take one COVID PCR test on or before Day2 after you arrive.
You have to quarantine until you receive a negative test result.
Upon purchase of this Day2 test kit, 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.
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 receive 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.