Day 2 and Day 8 Package Tests

Cost: £198 (£99 per test) – Monday to Sunday – 11.40am till 5pm

From 4am Monday 4th October, if you are not fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival into the UK, then you will need to take a government mandatory Day 2 and Day 8 PCR test if you’re arriving into England, Scotland or Wales from any country that is not on the red list. You will also need to quarantine for 10 days at home, but you can have the optional Day 5 PCR test (Test to Release) to reduce the quarantine period.

If you have travelled from or via a red country, you must follow the rules for red countries. Please go to the website: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/red-amber-and-green-list-rules-for-entering-england#red-list-rules

You’re legally required to take a PCR test on Day 2 (or before) of the compulsory 10-day quarantine period, followed by a second test on Day 8. The day you arrive is treated as Day 0. You can book your Day 2 test on Day 0, Day 1 or Day 2. You then book your second test on Day 8.

You must remain in self-isolation until the end of the tenth day even if you have received a negative result from your Day 2 test. However, you can take an optional Day 5 Test to Release PCR test – if this is negative you can leave quarantine as soon as you get a negative result. Click here to book an additional Day 5 test.

You need to  book your Day 2 and Day 8 tests before your arrival into England, Scotland or Wales and complete a passenger locator form with details about where you will be self-isolating.

If you test positive for Covid-19, you must continue self-isolating for a further 10 days, starting from the date of your positive result.

TESTING FOR CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE

Children of all ages who are resident in the UK, British Overseas Territories, Channel Islands, Isle of Man, USA or a recognised European country,  DO NOT need to quarantine.

Ages 4 and under, do not need to have any tests at all.

Unvaccinated children aged 5 to 17 years must have the Day 2 PCR test. There is no need for the day 8 test.

Unvaccinated children who are not resident in the UK British Overseas Territories, Channel Islands, Isle of Man, USA or a recognised European country, must quarantine for 10 days and have the day 2 PCR and day 8 PCR tests. They may have the optional Day 5 PCR Test to Release.

Non-resident children aged 4 and under, do not need to take any tests at all.

How it works

  1. We will email you a Patient ID number after you have booked the two tests. You’ll need this for your passenger locator form.
  2. You’ll need to pay online while booking your tests.
  3. On the day of the tests you will attend our private drive through test site (we don’t post the test to you to carry out yourself).
  4. Our swab practitioner will carry out the tests while you remain safely seated in your car.
  5. The swab samples are posted recorded delivery with Royal Mail at the end of the day and our partner laboratory will receive them the next day. (If your test is carried out on a Sunday, your sample will not arrive at the laboratory until Tuesday)
  6. Test results are emailed and texted to you.  If you count the day of the test as Day 0, you will receive your results by the morning of Day 3.

Please do not eat/drink anything or chew gum at least 30 minutes before having your swab taken.

Inconclusive tests

On rare occasions swab tests give inconclusive results, after which the lab automatically retests your swab. A retest normally produces a successful result, but could delay your result by a few hours.

Invalid results

On very rare occasions, a person’s swab test will be tested twice and still have an inconclusive result, meaning a second swab test will be needed. However, the invalid rate is just 0.2%.

The tests we use

The tests we use are manufactured by VIASURE and approved by the Department of Health, CE IVD marked and certified to ISO 13485.

What if you test positive

Immediately isolate yourself to prevent spreading the virus. Contact the NHS on 111 to get advice on what to do next.

What your result document shows

  • The laboratory logo, name and contact details
  • Our clinic name and address
  • Your name and date of birth
  • Date and time the swab was taken
  • Date the laboratory finished processing the results
  • Your Patient ID Number
  • A “Negative” or “Positive” result
  • Authorisation signature and stamp from a doctor
  • Passport number