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Day 2 & Day 8 Testing – Travel Pack

Day 2 & Day 8 Travel Pack

All international arrivals to England must quarantine for 10 days, unless they have a job that qualifies for an exemption.

All international arrivals in quarantine are required to take a test on or before day 2 (of their quarantine period), and a test on or after day 8 (of their quarantine period).

What is Day 2 & Day 8 testing?

Day 2 test

You will need to take a COVID-19 test on or before day 2 of your quarantine period. The day of arrival in England will be treated as day zero. This first test is designed to help identify any potentially harmful variants of COVID-19 at the earliest opportunity.

If you get a positive result from your day 2 test, you must quarantine for 10 days beginning the day after the test was taken (this means until day 13). Your household will also need to quarantine until day 13. If you get a positive result from your day 2 test, you do not need to take a test on day 8.

Day 8 test

You need to take a COVID-19 test on or after day 8, unless you got a positive result from your day 2 test.

If you get a positive test result from your day 8 test you will need to quarantine until day 19. Your household will also need to quarantine until day 19.

You can pre-book your ‘Day 2’ or ‘Day 8’ Test below, but first there are a few more things you might like to know:

  • The tests are sold separately at £95 each
  • If you’re planning to use the Test to Release scheme, you must still take a test on or before day 2 and on or after day 8, unless you’re exempt.
  • Your results will be emailed to the email address you used when you booked your appointments.

Important information

What do I need to do before travelling to the UK?

If you’ve visited or passed through a country on the red list in the 10 days before arriving in England, please refer to the Govt website https://www.gov.uk/guidance/transport-measures-to-protect-the-uk-from-variant-strains-of-covid-19

If you haven’t visited or passed through a country on the red list in the 10 days before arriving in England, you must:

  • Take a COVID-19 test and get a negative result during the 3 days before you travel to the UK
  • Book and pay for your Day 2 and Day 8 tests, often referred to as a ‘Travel Pack’
  • These must be booked before you travel. You can do this through NPH Group by visiting https://www.nph-group.co.uk/day-2-day-8-travel-pack/

Please NOTE: You will require your 12 digit ‘Booking Reference Number’ to complete your passenger locator form, therefore, please book your appointments first. Once you have completed your passenger locator form, you must go back into your appointment booking via your confirmation email and enter your passenger locator form reference number.

  • The passenger locator form must capture the details of where you will quarantine when you arrive in the UK and your Booking Reference Number.

Please check the latest government advice https://www.gov.uk/guidance/how-to-quarantine-when-you-arrive-in-england

Click the relevant button below to book your appointment(s):

Book Day 2 Test

 

Book Day 8 Test

More important key information about booking your test

When should I book my travel test package? 

  • You must book your tests before you travel

Where do I find my booking reference number? 

  • On your booking confirmation email

What tests do I need when I return to the UK? 

  • The 10-day quarantine period includes mandatory testing on Day 2 and Day 8 of your isolation.

Can I take the Day 2 and Day 8 tests at home?

  • Home tests are not currently available from NPH Group. We do not offer home testing because we are focused on delivering a quality experience with reliable turnaround times and access to support services for those people who choose to use personal face to face services. Our personal face to face service will also ensure that you are sent the Test swabs at the required time. You can attend your appointment at an NPH airport testing centre; you can leave quarantine to attend an appointment, but you must travel directly from your home to the testing centre and back again.

How do I get my results? 

  • Your results will be emailed to the email address you used when you booked your appointments.

Do children need to take the Day 2 and Day 8 test?

  • Children under 5 do not need to take the day 2 or day 8 test

What happens if I test positive?

  • If you get a positive result from your day 2 test, you must quarantine for 10 days beginning the day after the test was taken (this means until day 13). Your household will also need to quarantine until day 13. If you get a positive result from your day 2 test, you do not need to take a test on day 8. If you get a positive test result from your day 8 test you will need to quarantine until day 19. Your household will also need to quarantine until day 19. You must comply with all current government guidelines on quarantining.

Will I be entitled to a refund if I test positive on Day 2 and do not need to take my test on Day 8?

  • If you get a positive result from your day 2 test, you do not need to take a test on day 8. NPH Group will offer a refund for your Day 8 test if you are positive on Day 2, less the administration fee of £4.

How long do the results take to come back?

  • They take up to 72 hours to come back via email for Day 2 and Day 8 Tests. Results are usually returned within 36-48hrs.

If I am not in the UK long enough to take a Day 8 test, do I need to book it?

Will I get refunded if I book the Day 8 test and I am not in the country to take the Day 8 test?

  • We regret that you will NOT receive a refund as it is a Government requirement to book both tests and providers have to buy and sell the Tests as a ‘Travel Pack’ and as a service provider, we are not refunded for any unused tests.

Can I book more than one appointment at once?

  • No. At present, the system only allows one booking at a time to be made.

Can I leave home to have the test done?

  • Yes, as long as you follow social distancing guidelines.

Can I book the day 2 test for when I land and go straight to the appointment?

  • Yes, you can.  Please allow enough time from landing to get to the appointment.

Where are the swabs tested?

  • The swab tests are tested at our partner laboratory – Yourgene in Manchester.

Your questions answered

See below for more information on Frequently Asked Questions:

If this is the first time you’ve used this service you may have many questions.

Here are some common questions we’ve been asked and answers to help you.