Amber Country – Day 2 and 8 Covid19 Tests for International Arrivals – Self-Test


Please scroll down to read our information tabs before placing your order. You can attend one of our clinics to have your test taken by a friendly professional. Please do not book or attend a clinician test if you are displaying symptoms of Covid19, please follow the UK Governments guidance which can be found here. 

Sreen4 are listed on the Government Provider List

Covid19 PCR testing requirements has now changed for International Arrivals. From Monday 15th February all International Arrivals are required to self isolate for 10 days on return to the UK and take a PCR test on day 2 and day 8.

If you are travelling from or through a ‘Red Listed’ country then you must isolate in a managed quarantine hotel for 10 days and take a Covid19 PCR test on day 2 and day 8. Information regarding this can be found here:

If you do not travel in or through a country on the banned travel list in those 10 days you will need to quarantine in the place you’re staying and take a Covid19 PCR Test on day 2 and day 8. You must book these before you travel.

This product includes x2 PCR tests which will be posted to your home address.

If you would like to attend one of our clinics for these tests carrying out please click here


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How Day 2 and 8 Testing for International Arrivals Works

Before arriving in England, if you’ve come from an amber list country you must take a coronavirus (COVID-19) test and have received a negative result in the 72 hours before you travel, and fill in a passenger locator form.

Before you arrive you must also book 2 tests, known as travel tests, for your arrival:

  • one must take place on day 2 after you arrive, or sooner (the day arrive is day 0)
  • another must take place on day 8 after you arrive, or later

Children aged under 5 do not have to take these tests.

After you arrive you’ll need to quarantine for 10 days at home or in the place you’re staying.

Ending your Quarantine Early (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 
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.

Product Contents

The contents of our Covid19 PCR self-test kit includes:

  • Swab
  • Plastic Sample Collection Tube
  • Instructions Guide
  • Pathoseal Bag
  • Return Box
  • Royal Mail Returns Envelope

Receiving your Day 2 & 8 Order

Your day 2 & 8 self tests will be despatched to you differently to usual orders.

Day 2 & 8 self tests will be despatched to you differently to usual orders. As of 17th May all Day 2 & 8 self-test orders will be despatched to you as a bundle on or before Day 2 of your Quarantine. Please note you will be restricted from entering your barcode for your day 8 test into our secure portal until day 8 of your quarantine.

We use a courier to ship these to UK addresses only.

Please note there may be some delays in deliveries to you due to weekends and Bank Holidays. Test kits are not despatched or delivered during weekends or Bank Holidays.

We use a courier to ship these to UK addresses only.

Deliveries to you during the Bank Holiday weekend

Unfortunately due to couriers not operating during the Easter Bank Holiday there will be delays in sending test kits out to home/isolation addresses. No dispatches of self test kits will take place after 2.30pm on Friday. Dispatching of test kits will resume to normal on Tuesday.

We apologise for inconvenience caused. Our clinics however are open over the bank holidays and available to book to have samples taken by a trained clinician as an alternative to the home test.

How to take your Self-Test

You need to take your sample within the time frame stated by the destination you are travelling to.

Taking your self-test is easy but we have a helpful link to the NHS video below which may help guide you through the process:

Click here to see our online Instructions Booklet – you will receive a copy of this within your test kit.

Getting your Sample back to the Lab

Recently we have experienced a high number of issues with samples not arriving at the laboratory in a timely manner. Screen4 have now opened all of our clinic locations as drop off points for your home test samples. A list of Drop box opening times and locations can be found here.

You will receive a Royal Mail Tracked 24 envelope within your test kit to return the sample to our lab. This can be posted using a Royal Mail Priority Post Box only.

To find your nearest priority post box an collection times:


  • Click the ‘Show my nearest priority post boxes’ tickbox
  • Enter the postcode of where you are staying and select the address
  • View your nearest priority post box and check its collection times

Put the sealed Pathoseal Bag containing the Plastic Sample Tube into the Sample Box. Do not put anything else into the box

Replace the cover sleeve

Place the Sample Box into the Royal Mail Return Plastic envelope and seal.

Identify the Royal Mail Tracking Number on the returns envelope and make sure you have recorded this on the front page of this booklet.

Take your home test to the nearest PRIORITY Post Box which can be found on the link below:

You can track your parcels journey using the Royal Mail Tracking number you have recorded.

You will receive an email notification when your sample reaches the laboratory. Results will be sent to you 24-48 hours from receipt at the laboratory.

When your results are ready you will need to log back into your secure account where you can download your results document to print or save to your device.

During the Bank Holiday weekend Royal Mail and other courier organisations will not be delivering samples to the laboratory as usual – please expect delays.

Due to recent Royal Mail backlogs and delays at the Royal Mail Cambridge hub we are routing all samples via our head office in Barnsley, your sample will be checked in and show as received on your tracking information. We then private courier your samples to the laboratory within 6-8 hours of receipt at our Head Office. This ensures that your sample reaches the laboratory the same day as being delivered to us. 

You will receive an additional email to update you that your sample has been checked in at the laboratory. Results are then issued within 24-48 hours from this.

How your results will be sent to you

After completing your online account creation and entering your sample barcode number you will post your sample to the laboratory using a Royal Mail Priority Post box only.

When your sample arrives at our laboratory you will receive an email notification. You will also be able to track your sample using the Royal Mail tracking number on the front of your returns envelope.

Results are reported within 24 hours from receipt of your sample at the laboratory (please note this may be up to 48 hours due to high volumes). Results are sent to your online results account and when they are ready you will receive an email to prompt you to check your account. Your results PDF document can be saved to your device or printed. Please note that the time taken on your sample certificate will be shown as UTC.