Day 2 and 8 Covid19 Tests for International Arrivals – Self-Test
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24 hour results turnaround from reaching the laboratory (please note this may take up to 36 hours due to high volumes)
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 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
Should you wish to order a Test to Release Test as well, Screen4 will provide you with a discount code to use. Discount code: TTR10
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.
The contents of our Covid19 PCR self-test kit includes:
Plastic Sample Collection Tube
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 tests are despatched to be delivered on or before your day 2 of quarantine. This will not be before your arrival date into the UK.
Day 8 tests are despatched to be delivered to you before day 8 of your quarantine but after always day 5. 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 30th April. Dispatching of test kits will resume to normal on Tuesday 4th May.
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:
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 – Log out of your account until you are ready to take your sample
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.
PLEASE NOTE IF YOU ORDERED PRIOR TO JANUARY 2021 AND YOUR KIT HAS A DX RETURN ENVELOPE YOU WILL NEED TO USE A DX DROP BOX TO RETURN YOUR SAMPLE – DO NOT USE ROYAL MAIL FOR THESE DX LABELS. Click here to see how to use the DX service
To find your nearest priority post box an collection times:
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.
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.
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