COVID Day 2 Testing

COVID Day 2 Testing

COVID Day 2 testing is suitable for all travellers to GREEN LIST countries and is now available at Peak Pharmacy.

Going to an Amber country and you are fully vaccinated, then this kit is for you too!

Price: £95

Peak Pharmacy are pleased to announce that we have been listed on the government website as a Day 2 testing scheme provider for travellers entering the UK from the green list countries.

Peak Pharmacy can now offer this service 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 test last minute!

Our UKAS accredited lab partner is well equipped to deal with your sample as they regularly process thousands of samples every day for private COVID testing clients and also 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.


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

Price: £95


What is Day 2 testing?

All international arrivals into the UK from GREEN list country need to take a test on Day 2 of their arrival back in the UK, but unlike travel to Amber or Red List countries, there is no requirement to quarantine on return unless you are symptomatic or your Day 2 test returns a positive result.

The Day 2 kits are sold for use at home on your return to the UK and each kit will have a unique booking number for the PCT Healthcare Group. This number will be issued upon purchasing 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. Randox kits should be returned using the kit return methods on the Randox website.

Due to the limited number of drop locations this kit may not be for you, however, each location is collected every day with FREE next day delivery to the lab (even over bank holidays and weekends)! Typically we see results from our lab partner about 12 hours after receipt of the sample and what other lab/courier is so efficient over Bank Holidays!

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

Yes. 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. This process of sequencing your sample is required to highlight new Coronavirus variants entering the UK. For example, sequencing has helped the UK detect the Indian, Brazillian and South African variants that are arriving regularly on our shores.

Looking for just the Day 2 and 8 Kit? Returned from an Amber List country? Have a look at our Day 2 and 8 testing page

Day 2 COVID kit stockists can be found in the following locations:

Day 2 packages can be purchased at Pharmacies that are located in Derby, Nottingham, Northampton (Olney), Ilkeston, and Manchester. To schedule a collection/appointment or to simply find out more give our pharmacist a call.

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