Day 2 & 8 PCR Tests
Day 2 and 8 Tests are required if you are travelling from an Amber List country and are not fully vaccinated
COVID 19 TESTING
Day 2 and 8 PCR Tests
If you are arriving into the UK and you are not fully vaccinated ( or you are returning from France) then it is a mandatory requirement to take a Covid-19 PCR test on or before Day 2 and then another test on or after Day 8. You must also quarantine for 10 days.
If you wish to reduce your isolation period you can take another test on Day 5 as part of the Test To Release Programme.
Multi buy discount will be applied automatically.
Results can take 48 hours after being received by the lab and postal time must be factored in on top.
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Day 2 and 8 Tests
Our postal PCR kits all come with pre-paid return postage so there are no hidden fees. If you need your results back quicker then you can drop your test into our lab or we can arrange a private courier (at an additional fee).
The tests all come with easy to follow instructions and if you need our help we have 24 hour a day customer service professionals standing by.
We endeavour to have all results back in within 24 hours of receiving your sample at the lab.
Kit Activation Instructions
An email with detailed instructions will be sent once you have purchased a test kit. This email will contain the barcode and pin attached to each kit, which can be activated via our customer portal.
1. Access the portal https://kitactivation.coronafocus.app
2. Use the barcode and the pin to activate your kits, complete the declaration form and insert the sample taken date/time. If you do not complete the self- declaration info or label the sample date incorrectly, the auto certificate will not be sent and you will have to contact Effect Doctors to manually change this on the portal.
3. Post the test kit back using the provided pre-paid postage and packaging. Once the laboratory has received you test kit, you will receive your results within 24hrs.
The PCR swab uses samples from the back of the nose and throat to detect current, active coronavirus infection with very high accuracy. Results are analysed in a UKAS accredited medical laboratory and delivered within 48 hours.
Infection with SARS-CoV-2, an RNA virus, is diagnosed using reverse-transcriptase PCR. The assays used are highly accurate and show a minimum sensitivity of 98% and a specificity of 100%, with no cross-reactivity with other viruses.