From 17 May, if you are returning from countries on the greenlist you will not need to isolate in quarantine on your return. However, you will still need to take a PCR test on or before Day 2 after you have arrived in England.
Also if you are in transit or have a job such as 'Regular work abroad' that exempts you from needing to quarantine then you can also purchase this Day 2 only test. Please see the government list of jobs that are exempt. You may need to show evidence of the work you will be doing at the UK border. Please note that if you arrive from an amber list country and in the UK for less than 8 days you still need to purchase a Day 2 & 8 test for arrivals from amber list countries.
Your arrival date is classed as day zero and you can take the test on days 0, 1 or 2.
The PCR swab test itself is 100% sensitive in detecting the presence of the RNA of coronavirus and will pick up the presence of COVID-19 in your nose and throat. You do not need to quarantine unless the test result is positive.
Prior to travel, please simply follow the steps below:
You need to order and pay for this test before you are due to arrive in the UK. The day you arrive in the UK is your day 0 and you can conduct your Day 2 test on or before day 2.
During checkout, you will have a choice of free shipping.
On the purchase confirmation page, you mustfollow the link to register your test with us and complete your registration.
It is vital you register your test before entering the UK as the information is required for UK border entry. Also if you do not register your test we are unable to process your test in the laboratory.
If you do not receive your confirmation email after this booking, please check your spam or junk email before contacting us.