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DAY 2 and 8 TESTING on return to uk

PROVISIONAL ARRANGEMENTS

From Monday the 15th February 2021 the UK has required international travellers arriving in the UK to have Covid PCR swab testing on day 2 and 8 after arrival.

We offer the Test to Release testing (optional testing) but as yet we are not offering this day 2 and day 8 testing service.  We anticipate that we will be offering day 2 and day 8 testing in the future but we will not be taking bookings until the laboratories we use have gone through the necessary government accreditation process and we have also made the appropriate applications. We are confident that we will be able to satisfy all the requirements but it is a prolonged and and complex process.  

In the meantime, your day of arrival counts as day 0 so if you arrive in the UK on a Monday then the day 2 test should be carried out on Wednesday and the day 8 test on the following Tuesday.  We believe that the provider with the greatest experience of doing this testing is a company called Corporate Travel Management - CTM who are on the list of accredited providers which you can find by following the link:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/providers-of-day-2-and-day-8-coronavirus-testing-for-international-arrivals

For more general information about quarantine on arrival use the link:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/how-to-quarantine-when-you-arrive-in-england

 

When we do offer this service we will only be doing self-administered swab testing Monday to Friday. These swabs are very easy to use.

The reason for us only doing self-administered swab testing is that we have a strict Covid restriction protocol for our premises which excludes people who are at risk and isolating.

As with our Test to Release Scheme we will be guiding you through the whole process.

This information will be updated as we obtain further information from government sources about the scheme.

 

March 2021



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