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2 x PCR Tests sent to where you’re self-isolating
Government approved PCR test provider in partnership with Randox
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Pre-paid return envelope provided
Government Approved Test Provider 2021

This UK Government mandated Covid-19 test is compulsory for everyone arriving in England from overseas (unless you qualify for an exemption). All international arrivals to England are required legally to take a Covid-19 PCR test on or before Day 2 of a 10-day quarantine period, followed by a second test on or after Day 8. A negative result for the latter test will conclude the quarantine period.

All international arrivals are required to quarantine for 10 days. If you are returning from a country that has a travel ban (‘red list’ country), you must self-isolate in a Government approved hotel. Alternatively, if you are returning from a non ‘red list’ country, you are to self-isolate in an approved location.

The Day 2 and Day 8 tests must be ordered prior to your arrival in England. Failure to do this may result in fines and further penalties. You must order the tests at your earliest convenience and we will ensure they are delivered by the necessary dates.

We will require your personal and travel details when you place your order for the tests. On completion of your order, you will be provided with a unique reference number (starting VIVOCS-). You must include this number when filling in your passenger locator form prior to your arrival in England.

If you are returning to England from a non ‘red list’ country, you are permitted to reduce your quarantine period with our Day 5 Test to Release. However, the Day 8 test will remain mandatory.

  • What should I do on my arrival in England?

      All international arrivals are required to quarantine for 10 days. If you are returning from a ‘red list’ country, you must self-isolate in an approved hotel. Alternatively, if you are returning from a non ‘red list’ country, you are to self-isolate in an approved location: this can be your home, with your friends/family, or an approved hotel. Please visit the UK Government website for further details.

  • When will my Day 2 and Day 8 test kits be delivered to me?

      We will commence the shipping process on Day 0 which is the day you arrive in the country. This means you will receive your kit on Day 1, however, if there are delays with Royal Mail you should receive this no later than Day 2. Please note, you must administer the Day 2 test on or before Day 2 of the quarantine period.

      If your Day 0 lands on a Saturday or Sunday these kits will be sent out on the Friday prior. This means you will either receive them on Saturday or Monday.

      You must administer the Day 8 test on or after Day 8 of the quarantine period.

      Please note, you are required to order the tests prior to your arrival in the UK.

  • What should I do with my test kit?

      You must carefully read the instructions provided with the kit. After collecting your sample using the swab from the kit, you must carefully seal it as per the instructions provided. You must send the sealed test sample to our laboratory on the same day via the postage-paid envelope provided with the test kit.

      Please note, as the Royal Mail is facing unprecedented difficulty due to the pandemic, if you wish you may also return your test sample using your preferred courier.

  • How will I receive my test results?

      The results of your tests will be made available to you online via a secure patient area. An email will be sent to you confirming your result is ready. You can then view and download a copy of the result by accessing the secure patient area using log-in details provided when you ordered the test. Based on your result, the patient area will instruct you on what to do next.

      For the purpose of clarity, you will be provided with separate log-in details for each of your two tests.

  • What should I do if I test positive?

      If you test positive for Covid-19, you are required to self-isolate for 10 days from the day after your test date. The 10 day self-isolation will apply to everyone living and/or travelling with you. This quarantine period is mandatory regardless of symptoms being present or not. If your Day 2 test result is positive, your sample may be subject to genome sequencing in order to discern any Covid-19 variants. This preventive measure aims to stop new variants from entering the UK.

  • What should I do if I test negative?

      Following Government guidelines, you must complete the 10-day self-isolation period even if you test negative for Covid-19 on both tests.

      However, if you are returning from a country that is not on the UK Government’s ‘red list’, you can opt for a reduction of your quarantine period with our Day 5 Test to Release. You can order this test from us separately. The Day 8 test will still remain mandatory.

  • More information

      For the latest information, please see Gov.uk

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