Day 2 COVID-19 PCR Test

Place an order and a PCR self-swab collection pack will be delivered to your door. Send your sample to our partner lab for testing. Results will be sent to you via email within 24 hours of receipt at the lab.

You will receive a single unique Passenger Locator Form Reference Number which can be used for this order. Please place repeat orders if you want to order more than 1 test as each Passenger Locator Form Reference Number is unique to each order.

Important: UK, US and EU residents who are fully vaccinated through the UK, US or EU vaccine rollout, and children under 18, will no longer have to self-isolate when returning to England from amber list destinations. Fully vaccinated means you’ve had your final dose of an approved vaccine under the UK, US or EU vaccination programme at least 14 whole days before you arrive in England. The day you have your final dose of vaccine does not count as one of the 14 days.

You can find out more information on the UK Government website. Please remember, it is your responsibility to check and observe all the latest health and country entry requirements.

Checkout price of £60 incl. VAT and free shipping.

£50.00

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Pack size

1 PCR Test Kit

Key information:

  • PCR self-swab home test kit
  • Sample taken from your nose & throat
  • ISO 17025 UKAS accredited lab
  • All shipping FREE through Royal Mail Tracked 24
  • Results emailed to you within 24 hours of lab receiving your sample
  • During busy travel periods (October) Monday to Friday orders will be dispatched via Royal Mail 24 hours -48 hours. Orders placed over the weekend will be dispatched via Royal Mail on the Monday. *Excludes Bank Holidays.
  • Please remember, it is your responsibility to check and observe all the latest health and country entry requirements. Visit https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice 

Covid-19 Test to Release Test and Certificate for International Travel

Under current UK COVID-19 restrictions, before you enter the UK you must take a Covid-19 test up to 3 days before your departure and show a negative test result when you arrive in the UK. You will also need to need to fill in a passenger locator form https://www.gov.uk/provide-journey-contact-details-before-travel-uk which includes declaring the address where you will quarantine and submit the form any time in the 48 hours before you arrive in the UK including returning home.

Proviris Solutions is Government approved to provide Test to Release for international travel tests and certificates signed by a GP.

1. Order a PCR Test Kit in advance

Buy your test online in advance before you travel. You will receive a booking reference including the test details. You will need the booking reference when you complete your passenger locator form.

2. Opt into the scheme on your passenger locator form

You will be asked to enter details of your test in the passenger locator form (https://www.gov.uk/provide-journey-contact-details-before-travel-uk) . You must do this to take part in the Test to Release scheme and to avoid having to quarantine if you are UK fully vaccinated and returning to England.

3. Receive and activate the test kit

We will ship your test kit to your address in England using Royal Mail.

4. Take Day 2 Test

You must take the RT-PCR Covid-19 test on or before day 2 after you arrive. (The day you arrive in England is Day 0)

5. Return Sample

Return your sample using the pre-paid label stuck to the back of your test kit. Drop it into a Royal Mail priority post box same day to return.

6. Results in 24 Hours

Within 24 hours of receipt of your returned sample at the lab, your sample will be analysed. Your results and negative certificate will be emailed to you.

7. IMPORTANT!

Even if you are fully vaccinated, you will need to quarantine for 10 days if you test positive.

Covid Testing

How does mandatory self-isolation for international travel work?

Currently the Government’s regulations require you to quarantine on return to UK, provide your contact details by completing the online passenger locator form and provide proof of a negative test before you leave for the UK.

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What does the ‘Test to Release’ mean during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps announced that from 15 December 2020, passengers arriving in England from countries not featured on the government’s travel corridor list will have the option to take a test after 5 days of self-isolation, with a negative result releasing them from the need to isolate. This means that passengers arriving in England will be able to reduce mandatory self-isolation of 14 days by up to two thirds on receipt of a negative Covid-19 test after 5 days of isolation.

Test to Release

Ending your quarantine early: Test to Release scheme when arriving in the UK

Proviris Solutions is Government approved to provide the Test to Release tests and certificates. If you want to end your mandatory 14-day self-isolation early, then you can pre-order the Test to Release for international travel test.

You cannot take a test to release test until you have been in England for 5 full days. You take a self-swab test at your accommodation using the test kits on or before day-2 and on or after day 8. If your day-2 test result is negative, you can be released from self-isolation. You will still need to take a test on or after day 8 to check that you do not have COVID-19.

FAQS

When you arrive in England you must go straight to the place you’re staying to quarantine. You must quarantine in one place for the full quarantine period and have food and other necessities delivered.

No. If you are arriving from a country on the banned travel red list https://www.gov.uk/guidance/how-to-quarantine-when-you-arrive-in-england or you have transited through one in the past 10 days you have to quarantine in a Government quarantine hotel for 10 days.

Yes. You will need to take a test up to 3 days before you return to the UK and show a negative test result when you arrive.

You can order your test kits before you leave the UK so they are ready for you to take the test on day-2 of your self-isolation.

You should order a test if you develop at least one of these 3 coronavirus symptoms at any point:

  • a high temperature
  • a new, continuous cough
  • you’ve lost your sense of smell or taste or it’s changed

Currently only a PCR swab test sent to a laboratory are allowed for the test to release scheme.

If your result is positive, you must self-isolate for a further 10 days.

A PCR test looks for the genetic code (RNA) of the virus. The test involves taking a swab of the throat and nose. The PCR test will confirm if you are currently infected with the virus. It will not confirm whether they have had it and have now recovered.

The time from exposure to symptom onset known as the incubation period is thought to be two to 14 days, though symptoms typically appear within four or five days after exposure. This means a person with COVID-19 may be contagious 48 hours before starting to experience symptoms.

You must have proof of a negative COVID-19 test to travel to England from abroad.

Your test result will be ready 24 hours after the sample arrives at the lab. You will be notified via email or SMS when the result is ready. A certificate signed by a Proviris Solutions GP will be issued so you can end your self-isolation early.

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