COVID Day 2 and 8 PCR Testing

COVID Day 2 and 8 PCR Testing

** DAY 2 & 8 Kits are currently unavailable **

Price: £150

Suitable for unvaccinated travellers entering or returning to the UK

Peak Pharmacy can offer Day 2 and 8 COVID testing in advance of your planned travel for peace of mind on return. The last thing you need whilst away is to worry about sourcing a Day 2 and 8 test last minute!

Our UKAS accredited lab partners are well equipped to deal with your sample as they regularly process thousands of samples every day for private COVID testing clients and the NHS.

If you would like to know more about the Rules for entering the UK the Department for Health has produced a handy guide.


Price: £150

Kit Contents: Day 2 and Day 8 sampling kit ready for return to the lab.


What is Day 2 and 8 testing?

All international arrivals into the UK who have not been vaccinated at least 2 doses of COVID vaccine 14 days prior to entering the UK must quarantine for 10 days and undertake PCR tests on Day 2 and Day 8. Those who enter from a Red List Country must quarantine in an approved quarantine hotel. This service is not suitable for travellers arriving in the UK from a RED LIST country

You must, in addition to self-isolating carry out 2 PCR tests, 1 on day 2 and the other on day 8. If both of these return a negative result you can end your quarantine no sooner than day 10. If you want to leave quarantine before day 10 you should have a look at Test to release, an additional test on Day 5

The Day 2 and 8 kits are sold for use at home on your return to the UK and each kit will have a unique booking number for use on your Passenger Locator Form. This number will be issued upon purchasing and registering a test kit and will be required for your passenger locator form. This number is not to be confused with your kit URN, which the lab will need to process your sample.

As you may know Peak Pharmacy partners with Randox Health and Roshni clinic (MOHR Labs). Randox kits should be returned using the kit return methods on the Randox website.

Is this kit different to Test to Release and Fit to Fly COVID testing?

Yes. The Day 2 and 8 test is sold as a combination product. The samples are taken the same with swabs of the nose and throat, but unlike the test to release and the fit to fly schemes, Day 2 samples are sent for genetic sequencing. The process of sequencing is required to highlight new Coronavirus variants entering the UK. For example, sequencing has helped the UK detect the Delta and Delta Plus variants that are arriving regularly on our shores.

Fully vaccinated and looking for just the Day 2 Kit? Have a look at our Day 2 testing page

Day 2 and Day 8 test stockist can be found in the following locations:

Day 2 and Day 8 travel packages can be purchased at Pharmacies are located in pharmacies from Milton Keynes to Manchester. To schedule an appointment or to find out more simply give our pharmacies a call.

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