COVID Day 2 and 8 PCR Testing
Kit Contents: Day 2 and Day 8 sampling kit ready for return to the lab.
Suitable for Travellers from Amber List Countries
Earls Barton Pharmacy are pleased to announce that we are working with Agilis Health who have been listed on the government website as a Day 2 and Day 8 testing scheme provider for travellers entering the UK.
Earls Barton Pharmacy can now offer this service in advance of your planned travel for peace of mind on return. The last thing you need whilst away is to worry about sourcing a Day 2 and 8 test last minute!
Our UKAS accredited lab partner is well equipped to deal with your sample as they regularly process thousands of samples every day for private COVID testing clients and the NHS.
if you would like to know more about the Rules for entering the UK the Department for Health have produced a handy guide.
What is Day 2 and 8 testing?
All international arrivals into the UK (apart from those arriving from GREEN LIST countries) must self-isolate (quarantine) for 10 days. Those who enter from a Red List Country must quarantine in an approved quarantine hotel. This service is not suitable for travellers arriving in the UK from a RED LIST country
You must, in addition to self-isolating carry out 2 PCR tests, 1 on day 2 and the other on day 8. If both of these return a negative result you can end your quarantine no sooner than day 10. If you want to leave quarantine before day 10 you should have a look at Test to release, an additional test on Day 5
The Day 2 and 8 kits are sold for use at home on your return to the UK and each kit will have a unique booking number. This number will be issued upon purchasing a test kit and will be required for your passenger locator form. This number is not to be confused with your kit URN, which the lab will need to process your sample.
Is this kit different to Test to Release and Fit to Fly COVID testing?
Yes. The Day 2 and 8 test is sold as a combination product. The samples are taken the same with swabs of the nose and throat. Day 2 samples are sent for genetic sequencing. The process of sequencing is required to highlight new Coronavirus variants entering the UK. For example, sequencing has helped the UK detect the Indian, Brazillian and South African variants that are arriving regularly on our shores.
Can you help if we have travelled aboard and not booked a Day 2 and Day 8 test?
Yes we can !!.We can register your Day 2 and Day 8 kits for you using some details which you will need to provide us.
Please get in touch by email- email@example.com or using the contact us section on the website.