Day 2 Test

Cost: £99 – Monday to Sunday – 11.40am till 5pm

From 4am Monday 4th October, if you are fully vaccinated at least 14 days before entering into England, Scotland or Wales from a country that is not on the red list then you will require the Day 2 PCR test only.

If you are coming from a red listed country please visit the UK government website for more information: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/red-amber-and-green-list-rules-for-entering-england#red-list-rules.

For the Day 2 test you are legally required to take the PCR test on or before Day 2. 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.

If you are NOT fully vaccinated and you are arriving from a country not on the red list, then you must have a Day 2 PCR and Day 8 PCR test and quarantine at home for 10 days.

Please click here if you require a Day 2 and Day 8 test

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.

Children aged 5 to 17 years must have the Day 2 PCR 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’ll send you a Patient ID number 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 (we don’t post the test to you to carry out yourself).

  4. Our swab practitioner will carry out the test 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 sample 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 are provided by AlphaBiolabs and approved by the Department of Health.

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

Important notice

Photo upload day 2 tests

The Government has announced (on 07/10/21) changes to the standards of Day 2 tests, moving from PCR tests to Lateral Flow.

Despite announcing this change, the Government haven’t confirmed a date for this yet. As such, all day 2 tests must continue to be booked as PCR tests until a date is confirmed.

Thank you to all of our customers, new and returning for your patience whilst we seek clarity from the Government on the date and requirements of these tests in order for these changes to take place to our product range.