Day 2 and Day 8 PCR Tests Sheffield
Book your Day 2 and Day PCR 8 tests at our Sheffield Clinic.
Alternatively, you can purchase a Day 2 & Day PCR Testing package to be delivered to the location where you are self-isolating.
The Day 2 and Day 8 PCR tests are a mandatory requirement if you arrive in the UK having been in a red list country in the past 10 days or have not had full doses of the COVID-19 vaccine while travelling. You will also be required to quarantine for ten days, either at a hotel or an approved location.
However, you will only need to take a Day 2 PCR test if you have received both shots of the COVID-19 vaccines and you are coming to the UK from a non-red list country.
The Day 2 test is to be taken by the second day of your arrival and the Day 8 test needs to be taken on or any time after the eighth day during the quarantine period.
These tests need to be booked before your arrival in the UK, as your pre-flight passenger locator form will require your booking details. You will not be allowed to enter the UK unless you fill this form beforehand.
What should I do on my arrival in England?
All international arrivals in the UK must undergo a mandatory ten-day self-isolation period upon entry. ‘Red list’ country arrivals must quarantine at government-approved hotels, while others must use approved locations.
Can I come to your Sheffield clinic while I am self-isolating?
Travel between our Sheffield clinic and your quarantine location or residence is only allowed if you have test appointments booked with us.
Where is the clinic located?
The Stillpoint Practice
272A London Road
Do I need to bring anything with me for the test?
We require you to carry a valid passport when attending your test appointment.
- The Day 2 and Day 8 tests together,
- The Day 2 test only,
- The Day 8 test only,
- Or our at-home test kits.
You can book a test with us based on your requirement and your convenience. We offer the following test options:
Will you provide a reference number to include in my passenger locator form?
We provide a unique reference number for each booking of Day 2 and Day 8 tests.
You must enter this number in your passenger locator form before coming to the UK.
How will I receive my test results?
We will send you your test results at the email address that you provided during the time of booking.
When will I receive my results?
PCR test results are dispatched within 24 hours of sample collection. For tests after 5 pm, results may take up to 48 hours to be ready; the couriers from our clinics leave for the laboratory by 5 pm each day.
Sometimes, sequence testing may take a little longer – no more than 72 hours. However, this rarely happens.
What should I do if I test positive?
A positive test result will render your current quarantine period null. You must enter a new quarantine period from one day after your test date.
Say you receive a positive for your Day 2 test, then your new quarantine period will now start on Day 3 of your arrival. This period, too, shall be for ten days, and previous self-isolation days will not count.
What should I do if I test negative?
You will simply have to complete your quarantine period with no further extensions.
For everyone eligible, they have the option to reduce their quarantine period by taking a Day 5 Test to Release.