POSTAL Day 2/5/8
PCR Tests

If you are arriving in the UK and you are not fully vaccinated, then you are required to take a PCR Test


POSTAL Day 2/5/8 PCR Tests

From £89


It is a mandatory requirement for those arriving in the UK and who are not fully vaccinated to take a Covid-19 PCR test on or before Day 2 of your self-isolation period, and then another test on or after Day 8 (unless you are specifically exempt).

All arrivals must also quarantine for 10 days, although this can be shortened by taking a further test on Day 5 as part of the Test To Release Programme.


From £89

PCR Test Kits: Day 2, Day 5 & Day 8 Bundle

Save money by choosing a bundle package:

Buy a Day 2 and a Day 8 for £159 saving £19

Buy a Day 2, Day 5 and a Day 8 for £239 saving £28

For same day and nurse-delivered swabs please see HERE.


Those arriving in the UK who are fully vaccinated are required to take a lateral flow test on Day 2 only.

Book a Day 2 Lateral Flow test HERE.



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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

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.



Medical Information

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.

IN PERSON PCR Test with Same Day Results

Private PCR Tests conducted in the comfort of your own home with same-day results

From £199

In Person Next Day PCR Test

Book a Rapid PCR Test in the comfort of your own home and get the results back within 24 hours.

From £164

POSTAL Day 2 - Lateral Flow Kits

A Day 2 test is required for all travellers arriving in the UK.

From £22