COVID Day 2 Testing

COVID Day 2 Testing

COVID Day 2 PCR testing is suitable for travellers returning to the UK who have been fully vaccinated against COVID at least 14 days prior to entering the UK with an approved vaccine or vaccine scheme.

Price: £59

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.

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: 1 x RT-PCR Kit for use on or before Day2 of your return to UK

Price: £59

What is Day 2 testing?

All international arrivals into the UK need to test for active COVID infections but the testing and quarantine requirements depend on your vaccination status and where you departed from. Day 2 tests are suitable for individuals arriving from countries NOT on the Red List who have received at least 2 doses of COVID vaccine from an approved vaccination scheme no sooner than 14 days prior to entering the UK.

The Day 2 kits are sold for use at home on your return to the UK and each will have a unique barcode that upon activation will release your unique Identifier for the Passenger Locator Form.

As you may know, Peak Pharmacy partners with Randox Health and Roshni Clinic (MOHR Labs) both of which are UKAS accredited laboratories.

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

Yes. The samples are taken in a similar manner, the difference is in the data sharing with the DHSC. Should you receive a positive result from a Day 2 PCR test the lab will send your sample 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 Delta, Delta Plus and Omicron variants that are arriving regularly on our shores.

Not fully vaccinated, looking for just the Day 2 and 8 Kit? 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 cities and towns from Milton Keynes to Manchester. To schedule a collection/appointment or to simply find out more give our pharmacies a call.

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