How Day 2 and 8 Testing for International Arrivals Works
When you arrive in England, you must travel directly to the place you’re staying and not leave until 10 days have passed. The quarantine period starts the day you arrive in England and ends 10 days after the day you arrived. This period is necessary because it can take up to 10 days for coronavirus symptoms to appear.
If you’re travelling to England for less than 10 days, you will need to quarantine for the whole of your stay. You must travel directly to your place of quarantine when you arrive in England and directly from your place of quarantine to the port or airport when you leave. You should follow safer travel guidance and avoid public transport if possible. If you break the quarantine rules you may face a penalty of up to £10,000
Ending your Quarantine Early (Amber countries and Opt in only)
You can take a test on your 5th full day of quarantine to see if you can stop quarantining early. This is known as the test to release scheme.
Screen4 already offer this service and further information can be found here https://screen4.org/covid19-test-to-release/
You still need to take a test on or before day 2 for variant surveillance and on or after day 8 to check you do not have Covid19.
Variant surveillance helps the government check if new types of Covid19 are coming into the country.
Booking your travel test package:
Everyone must book a travel test package. Children 5+ also require the two tests.
You must take a covid19 test on or before day 2 for variant surveillance and a test on day 8 to check that you do not have Covid19.
We offer two packages for the Day 2 and 8 Testing as below:
– Clinician Performed test – you attend one of our clinics across the UK and have the tests carried out for you
– Self-Test – you order your Day 2 and 8 test package online and carry out the tests in the comfort of your own home
*Both of the above options include x2 PCR tests, cost of shipping to you, analysis of your samples and any UK Government required Genetic Sequencing of Positive results.
Attending one of our Clinics
When you arrive at the clinic on the day of your test you must bring along your passport and booking reference number. This will help the clinician locate your details.
Our friendly team will talk you through the test and carry this out for you. Our clinician will also provide you with your sample barcode number to allow you to enter this into your online results account. See our instructions guide for a step by step walk through of how to enter your sample barcode.
Your sample will then be sent to the laboratory directly from our clinic via our private courier for a speedy turnaround of results within 24-48 hours.
Creating your online results account
You should receive two emails after placing your order:
A. An order confirmation – this will be sent to you from covid19.
B. An invitation to create a secure online account – this is where you will receive your results. This will be sent to you from covidsupport.
Please ensure you check your spam/junk box as sometimes these emails may drop into there.
Step 1 – Receive your invitation via email from covidsupport
Step 2 – Create your account (make sure you make a note of your username and password)
Step 3 – Log in to your account and confirm your personal details.
Step 4 – When you attend your clinic appointment you will need to log in to your account and enter the sample barcode number into your online account.
Click here to see the instructions document for creating your account.