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Day 2 and day 8 testing for international arrivals

  • Government accredited provider

  • Results in 24-48 hours

  • Test at home

To book your day 2 and day 8 testing package.

Simply fill in the short form and a member of our customer care team will be in touch to confirm your booking.

 

  • Trusted by more than 2m patients
  • We are an NHS partner, providing healthcare to individuals, families and businesses nationwide.

Covid-19 day 2 and day 8 service

GPDQ’s PCR testing is government accredited. Tests will be delivered to you in time to take the test on day 2 and day 8.

Day 2 & 8 PCR Self Test

Self-swab PCR test delivered to your door for day 2 and day 8 testing

£229

Mandatory government testing

All international arrivals are required to quarantine for 10 days AND take a PCR test on day 2 and day 8 of their quarantine period. Please review government guidance before booking Covid-19 tests relating to travel. To book a testing package with GPDQ you must:

  • Not have arrived from a 'red list' country

  • Not transited through a 'red list' country in the 10 days prior to arrival in the UK

  • Buy the tests for day 2 and day 8 as a single travel test package

  • Book and pay for the test package before you return to the UK

Frequently asked questions

If you cannot find an answer to your question, please contact our customer service team on 0203 805 1781.

What happens if I test positive on day 2 or day 8?
What happens if I test positive on day 2 or day 8?

If your day 2 or 8 test results are positive then you must quarantine for an additional 10 days from the date that you took the test. Advice will be provided with your test results.

If I test positive on day 2, do I still need to test on day 8?
If I test positive on day 2, do I still need to test on day 8?

No, If your day 2 result is positive you will not be sent a swab for day 8.  As per government guidance this test is sold as a package and we cannot refund you for the day 8 test.

When do I take the test?
When do I take the test?

The first test will be taken on or before day 2 of your quarantine period and the second test will be taken on or after day 8 of your quarantine period.

How do I take the sample?
How do I take the sample?

Detailed instructions will be provided in the kit that you receive.

How is my testing kit dispatched?
How is my testing kit dispatched?

Your test kits will be dispatched via Royal Mail. The day 2 test and day 8 test will arrive separately on the day that you need to take each test.

How do I return the testing kit to you?
How do I return the testing kit to you?

Please follow the instructions provided in the kit and drop the test at a Royal Mail priority postbox.

I've got the kit but am unsure if i'm administering it correctly?
I've got the kit but am unsure if i'm administering it correctly?

Please watch this video on how to swab and if you still have questions please do contact GPDQ on 0203 805 1781.

Where is my order number?
Where is my order number?

You will need to add your order reference number to your passenger locator form, you will receive this via email once your booking is confirmed. Please contact support@gpdq.co.uk if you cannot find your order reference number.

When should I book day 2 and day 8 testing?
When should I book day 2 and day 8 testing?

You must book and pay for the testing package prior to your arrival in the UK. You can make a booking here.

Can I use a private provider for testing on day 2 and day 8?
Can I use a private provider for testing on day 2 and day 8?

Yes, GPDQ are a UKAS approved testing provider and can conduct day 2 and day 8 testing. The government list of approved providers can be found here.

I'm arriving from a red list country, do I need to book day 2 and day 8 testing with you?
I'm arriving from a red list country, do I need to book day 2 and day 8 testing with you?

We cannot carry out day 2 and day 8 testing for any arrivals from a ‘red list’ country. We can also not test anyone that has travelled through a ‘red list’ country in the 10 days prior to arrival in the UK.

Please consult government guidance if you are travelling from a ‘red list’ country.

When should I book day 2 and day 8 testing?
When should I book day 2 and day 8 testing?

You must book and pay for the testing package prior to your arrival in the UK. You can make a booking here.

When do I take the test?
When do I take the test?

The first test will be taken on or before day 2 of your quarantine period and the second test will be taken on or after day 8 of your quarantine period.

Can I use a private provider for testing on day 2 and day 8?
Can I use a private provider for testing on day 2 and day 8?

Yes, GPDQ are a UKAS approved testing provider and can conduct day 2 and day 8 testing. The government list of approved providers can be found here.

I'm arriving from a red list country, do I need to book day 2 and day 8 testing with you?
I'm arriving from a red list country, do I need to book day 2 and day 8 testing with you?

We cannot carry out day 2 and day 8 testing for any arrivals from a ‘red list’ country. We can also not test anyone that has travelled through a ‘red list’ country in the 10 days prior to arrival in the UK.

Please consult government guidance if you are travelling from a ‘red list’ country.

How do I take the sample?
How do I take the sample?

Detailed instructions will be provided in the kit that you receive.

How is my testing kit dispatched?
How is my testing kit dispatched?

Your test kits will be dispatched via Royal Mail. The day 2 test and day 8 test will arrive separately on the day that you need to take each test.

How do I return the testing kit to you?
How do I return the testing kit to you?

Please follow the instructions provided in the kit and drop the test at a Royal Mail priority postbox.

I've got the kit but am unsure if i'm administering it correctly?
I've got the kit but am unsure if i'm administering it correctly?

Please watch this video on how to swab and if you still have questions please do contact GPDQ on 0203 805 1781.

What happens if I test positive on day 2 or day 8?
What happens if I test positive on day 2 or day 8?

If your day 2 or 8 test results are positive then you must quarantine for an additional 10 days from the date that you took the test. Advice will be provided with your test results.

If I test positive on day 2, do I still need to test on day 8?
If I test positive on day 2, do I still need to test on day 8?

No, If your day 2 result is positive you will not be sent a swab for day 8.  As per government guidance this test is sold as a package and we cannot refund you for the day 8 test.

Where is my order number?
Where is my order number?

You will need to add your order reference number to your passenger locator form, you will receive this via email once your booking is confirmed. Please contact support@gpdq.co.uk if you cannot find your order reference number.

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