Your arrival day is considered as day zero. Your third day in the UK is considered as day 2 and your 9th day in the UK is considered as day 8. For example, if you arrive on 1st March 2021, your day-2 test is on March 3rd and your day-8 test will be on March 9th.
No, you can do you day-2 test from the moment you arrive in the country (day zero). Or as soon as you receive your test package.
If you took the test on day 2 of your quarantine (on the third day of arriving in the UK) you must continue to quarantine until you have completed the 10-day quarantine period (11th day of your arrival in the UK) and received a negative test result for a test taken on day 8 (9th day of your arrival in the UK). If your day 8 test result is negative you may stop quarantine when you have completed your 10-day self-isolation.
Please swab as soon as you receive it as usual and send back your swab sample to our laboratory as soon as you possibly can.
Yes, if you have no one to take your swab sample to Royal Mail Priority Box, you can do yourself, even if you are self-isolating.
If your day-2 test is positive you will need to start a 10-day quarantine starting from the day after the swab was taken. This means you your quarantine finishes on day 13 of your arrival to the UK. You will not be required to take any further tests.
If your day-8 test is positive you will need to start a 10-day quarantine starting from the day after the swab was taken. This means you your quarantine finishes on day 19 of your arrival to the UK. You will not be required to take any further tests.
Yes, according to the UK Government regulations, ALL international passengers 5 years and above arriving from Amber List Countries MUST have day-2 and day-8 covid-19 PCR tests even if your TTR is negative.
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