Day 2 PCR Tests

This PCR test is required for anyone entering the UK from a Green List country or for anyone who is fully vaccinated returning from an Amber List Country.


Day 2 PCR Testing

From £59


If you are returning to the UK from a Green List country or you are fully vaccinated and have returned from an Amber List country, it is a mandated requirement to take a COVID-19 test on day 2 after you arrive in the UK. You do not need to quarantine unless the test result is positive. Specially discounted postal PCR kits.


From £59

✓ Provider on Government’s List

✓ CQC Certified

✓ Public Health England Evaluated

✓ CE Marked Test


Our Day 2 PCR test 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 customer service professionals standing by.

Day 2 tests must be sent to a government approved laboratory and they can take up to 48 hours to process them and postal time must be factored in.

If you are only in the UK for a short period please do not rely on this Day 2 swab as an onward travel swab as we can offer no guarantee as to its speed of processing as it is not done within our own lab. For most people the speed of processing of a Day 2 test is not relevant.

From 16th October 25% off. Previously £89 per test.

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.


Additional 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.

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