With the easing of Covid restrictions, more and more people are heading off on business trips and family holidays. However, we know that you may be concerned about adding Covid PCR tests to your usual travel costs. Whatever your reasons for jetting off, we are offering affordable day 2 and 8 tests in Birmingham. Our accessible pricing and 24 hour turnaround will help you save money, so that you can enjoy your trip stress-free.
Why do I need day 2 and 8 tests?
Due to the release of the Government’s red, amber and green travel lists, regulations may differ across countries and airlines. Therefore, you should regularly visit the Foreign Office Website for guidance before your trip. Day 2 and 8 testing helps to track different Covid variants, as well as offering more control over the spread of the virus, both within and outside of the UK.
If you are travelling from green list countries, only a day 2 test is required; when travelling from a red or amber list country, both tests are needed. We recommend that you book in with us well in advance, so that you don’t get caught out before your flight.
You can find out more about the requirements for each travel list, as well as our testing procedure, in our previous blog post.
*Please note: Information is subject to change depending upon countries and airlines; we are not responsible for any changes to legislation.
Do I have to isolate for the full 10 days?
If you are returning from a red or amber list country, you are required to isolate for 10 days upon your return. Even if your tests come back negative, you are still required to isolate for the full 10 days. However, we offer the opportunity to cut your isolation short on day 5 with Test to Release. A negative result on day 5 allows you to leave isolation early, so that you can get back to your busy schedule. It is important to note that, if required based on your destination country, you must still carry out your day 8 test, regardless of leaving isolation.
What if my result is positive?
If either of your tests come back positive, you should follow up-to-date Government guidance with regards to self-isolation and testing.
Our Day 2 & 8 Tests in Birmingham
Our reliable day 2 and 8 testing offers everything you need to end your isolation with a negative result(/s). The test comes in the form of a home testing kit for your convenience; instructions will be provided. You will need to take a swab of your tonsils, or the area where your tonsils would normally be, as well as one of your nostrils. Once you have taken your swabs, you should return the sample to the lab.
Your results will be returned within 24 hours of the lab receiving your swab. This ensures that you can leave your isolation after 10 days. You can find out more about our testing procedure here.
Visit us to purchase your home testing kits ahead of time, saving you the stress of getting caught out when you return!
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