DAY 2 PCR Test – Carried out by a Swab Practitioner at our Drive Through.

Cost: £89

Cost: £89 – Monday to Saturday – 8am until 11am. Sunday –  9am till 11am.

If you are not fully vaccinated, you are legally required to have the Day 2 test on or before Day 2 after your arrival into the UK. The day you arrive in the UK is treated as Day 0. You can book an appointment for Day 0, Day 1 or Day 2.

Your sample will be couriered to a specialist laboratory in Oxford, where they can carry out Genome Sequencing if the result is positive.

For information on testing for children, please visit this link: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/travel-to-england-from-another-country-during-coronavirus-covid-19

How it works

  1. We’ll send you a Patient ID number by email when you book your test. You’ll need this for your passenger locator form. 
  2. You’ll need to pay online while booking your test. 
  3. On the day of the test you will attend our private drive through test site. 
  4. Our swab practitioner will carry out the test while you remain safely seated in your car. 
  5. Test results are emailed and texted to you by the end of the next day. (Please note that if your sample has required a re-test at the laboratory, then this could delay your result by a few hours)

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

Invalid results

On very rare occasions, a person’s swab sample will not provide a valid result. In this instance we will contact you to attend for another test.

The tests we use

The tests are CE marked and approved by the Department of Health.

What if you test positive

Immediately isolate yourself to prevent spreading the virus. Make an appointment for an NHS PCR test. You can also contact the NHS on 111 to get advice on what to do next.

What your result document shows

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

Testing Children

Children aged 4 and under, do not have to take any COVID-19 travel tests at all.

Children from 0-17 who are resident in the UK, or in a country with an approved proof of vaccination-programmes, do not have to quarantine on arrival in England.

 To see if your country of residence is on the approved Covid 19 Vaccination programme, please click here:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/countries-with-approved-covid-19-vaccination-programmes-and-proof-of-vaccination

Children aged 5 to 17 who are resident in the UK, or in a country with an approved proof of vaccination-programmes, will still need to have a Day 2 Lateral Flow Test.

Children aged 5 to 17 who are resident in any country that is not on the approved proof of vaccination-programmes list must:

  • take a COVID-19 test (if aged 11 or above) before travelling to England
  • take a PCR COVID-19 test on or before day 2 in England – arrival day is day 0
  • take a PCR COVID-19 test on or after day 8 in England – arrival day is day 0
  • quarantine at home or in the place they’re staying for 10 days, or for the duration of their stay if it’s less than 10 days

 

The optional Day 5 Test to Release is also available to come out of quarantine earlier.