The day 2 or Day 2 and day 8 are mandatory Covid-19 tests which you must complete after international travel.
If you travel to the UK from a green list country you will require a day 2 test, if you arrive from an amber list country you will need a day 2 and 8. Guidance on the list can be found below.
You will need to perform a test on day 2 and another test on or day 8 of your quarantine to check that you’re negative for coronavirus.
The test is self administered, you will receive detailed instructions with your test package.
The test has a Sensitivity= 96.5% and a Specificity= 99.7%
Your test results will usually be sent within 24 hours of your completed test being received by our lab
When travelling to England you are required to complete the following steps:
On your arrival in England
You must take a COVID-19 test on or before day 2* after you arrive.
You do not need to self-isolate or quarantine when you return from a country on the green list. If the COVID-19 test result is positive, you must self-isolate.
You must self-isolate if NHS Test & Trace informs you that you travelled to England with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19.
*We do not yet offer a singular day 2 test. You will be provided with two test kits via this service, but you are only legally required to complete the day 2 test.
Before you travel to England you must:
On arrival in England you must:·
Further information about quarantine and taking COVID-19 tests is available on the Government website.
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