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UK Gov Apporoved Day 2 & Day 8 Test Package
Mandatory testing now required by international arrivals into the UK

Day 2 & Day 8 | Approved UK Gov Covid 19 Testing Kit

DUE TO TECHNICAL ISSUES WE HAVE SUSPENDED THIS SERVICE TEMPORARILY

Includes 2 Kits Posted To You, With Pre-Paid Return Labels

Please Note: ALWAYS USE THE LAB NAME FOR PURPOSES OF COMPLETING YOUR PASSENGER LOCATER FORM, THIS WILL BE SENT TO YOU WITH YOUR REFERENCE AFTER PURCHASE.

Please ensure you complete the form that will be provided to you by email after purchase alongside your reference number for use on your passenger locater form.

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The following information is obtained from the 

UK GOV Website

in any case please cross reference the UK Gov website for the most up to date information.


It is now mandatory to perform two Covid-19 tests after international travel. These must be purchased before you travel into the UK and you must obtain a reference number for this in order to complete your passenger locater form prior to traveling into the UK. You must also ensure you fill in the form you will receive via email after purchase.


You are required to perform a test on or before day 2 for variant surveillance and another test on or after day 8 of your quarantine to check you do not have coronavirus.

Our Day 2 and Day 8 Test Kits are fully UK Gov accredited and are processed by UKAS Stage 2 Accredited facilities.




What are the new requirements for testing on day 2 and 8 after returning to England?


From 15th February onwards, everyone allowed to travel to England from outside the Common Travel Area who are not travelling from a red list country must:


Quarantine for 10 days

Take a COVID-19 test on day 2 and 8 of quarantine

Follow the national lockdown rules


Please see further information on the government website. If you’re travelling to Scotland, Walesor Northern Ireland, you’ll need to follow separate guidelines.

When can I take my day 2 and 8 tests?


You are advised to have purchased your kits at the earliest possible to time to ensure they are with you by the time of your test.

Consider your day of arrival as Day Zero.

"All international arrivals in quarantine are required to take a test on or before day 2 (of their quarantine period), for variant surveillance, and a test on or after day 8 (of their quarantine period)" Gov UK

Once you have tested please Find your nearest priority postbox by searching here and post your kit to our Partnered Labs.

Please avoid posting on a bank holiday and post your kit the nearest day following a bank holiday when post would be collected, more details of collection days can be found on the Royal Mail Website.





What is the Common Travel Area?


The Common Travel Area comprises the United Kingdom, Ireland, the Isle of Man, and the Channel Islands. The British Overseas Territories are not included. Further information is on the government website.


What do I do if I’m travelling from a ‘red list’ country?


A red list country is a country where travel to the UK is banned. Anyone who is arriving in England who has visited or passed through a country on the red list in the 10 days before their arrival needs to follow the UK government’s guidance.


What do I need to do before I travel to England?


If you’ve visited or passed through a country on the red list in the 10 days before arriving in England, please refer to the question: ‘What if I’m travelling from a ‘red list’ country.


If you haven’t visited or passed through a country on the red list in the 10 days before arriving in England, you must:


Take a COVID-19 test and get a negative result during the 3 days before you travel

Book and pay for a Travel Test Package, which will includes COVID-19 tests to be taken on or before day 2 and on or after day 8 of your quarantine

Complete a passenger locator form with details of where you will quarantine when you arrive and the Travel Test Package booking reference number


What happens if I provide incorrect information or don’t quarantine?


You can receive substantial fines. Please check the government website for further information.


How do I book a day 2 and 8 testing package?


You can purchase the day 2 and day 8 testing package by clicking the BUY NOW button above.


Is testing on day 2 and 8 following returning to England compulsory?


Yes, before travelling to England, everyone who hasn’t visited or passed through a country on the red list in the 10 days before arriving must book and pay for a Travel Test Package, which will includes COVID-19 tests to be taken on or before day 2 and on or after day 8 of your quarantine.


When can I leave quarantine?


When you arrive in England you must go directly to your quarantine location and not leave until 10 days have passed. You can only leave quarantine once you have both received a negative day 8 test result and passed the 10 day quarantine period. Please see further information on the government website.


You can leave quarantine early if you receive a negative test result on or after day 5 through the Test to Release programme. You can book a Test to Release test through our website.


Even if you test negative through Test to Release and finish your quarantine early, you still need to take your day 8 test.


Can I leave quarantine early if my day 8 test is negative?


No, even if your day 8 test is negative, you must stay in quarantine until day 10.


When can I take my day 2 and 8 tests?


You can take your day 2 test any time on or before day 2 following your arrival in England. You can take your day 8 test on or after day 8.


Can I still use Test to Release to leave quarantine early?


Yes, you can still leave quarantine early if you receive a negative test result on or after day 5 through the Test to Release programme. You can book a Test to Release test through our website.


Even if you test negative through Test to Release and finish your quarantine early, you still need to take your day 8 test.


Do I still need to take my day 8 test if I test negative for COVID-19 with Test to Release?


Yes, even if you test negative through Test to Release and finish your quarantine early, you still need to take your day 8 test.


What happens if I test positive in either of the day 2 or 8 tests?


If your day 2 or 8 test results are positive then you must quarantine for an additional 10 days from the day you took the test – further advice will be provided with your test results.


If your test shows that you have a variant of coronavirus known as a ‘variant of concern’ you will get an additional call and anyone you have been in contact with will be asked to be tested.


Does the Travel Test Package include genomic sequencing?


There is a requirement by the UK government to conduct genomic sequencing on all positive test results from day 2 tests. This is a very expensive process so increases the overall cost of the testing package.


Where can I find the passenger locator form?


You can find more information on the passenger locator form on the Government Website (Passenger Locator Form)


How can I travel to where I’m going to quarantine?


You must go straight to the place where you intend to quarantine as soon as you arrive into England. Public transport  should only be used if you have no other options. Do not travel by public transport if you have any COVID-19 symptoms.


Can I leave my quarantine location to collect or conduct my COVID-19 test?


Yes, you are permitted to leave your quarantine location to collect or conduct your COVID-19 test but you are required to return to your quarantine location as soon as this is complete.








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