COVID-19 Day 8 Test

Government recognised provider

COVID-19 Day 8 Test

  • Mandatory government test for all UK arrivals
  • Government-recognised Day 8 provider
  • Receive your test kit at home (incl. return label)

Covid-19 PCR Test

How to Order Your COVID-19 Home Test Kit

The simplest and most accurate way to get tested today

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Order your home test kit online

Order before 2pm Monday–Friday to receive your COVID-19 Day 8 Test to your door via DPD next day tracked service.

*Orders placed after 2pm Friday or over the weekend are dispatched the next week day (excludes public holidays).

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Doing your test at home

Collect your sample and send it to our lab using a pre-paid Royal Mail postage label and post at a Priority Postbox, or drop it off at one of our nationwide clinics for even faster results. Results available within 24 hours of our lab receiving your sample.

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Receive your certified results by secure email

Your sample is analysed and you’ll receive your doctor-signed results certificate within 24 hours of our lab receiving your sample.

Looking for a clinic test or need results faster?

Visit one of our nationwide test centres with over 1,000 in person appointments available daily. They also serve as a convenient pick up and drop off point for home test kits.

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Your Result Certificate

All PCR and antigen test results are verified and come with a certificate valid for international outbound and UK return travel.


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Dr. Jeremy Harris

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FAQs About The COVID-19 Day 8 Test

Have questions? Get answers to your questions from our expert covid support team 7 days a week.

If you're arriving in the UK from a green list country you'll need to take a Covid-19 PCR test on Day 8. You will not need to quarantine on return. These tests are compulsory for all international arrivals outside of the UK, Ireland, Isle of Man and the Channel Islands.

Yes, the Day 8 test is mandatory for anyone travelling into the UK from amber list countries abroad. Failure to take the tests can result in a fine of up to £1,000.

You can take your Day 8 test on Day 8 following your arrival in England.

Negative: You do not have any evidence of an active COVID-19 infection.

Positive: The virus that causes COVID-19 has been detected on your swab. You will need to self-isolate for 10 days in accordance with government guidance.

Unclear: On rare occasions, it might not be possible to say if you had the virus when your test was done. This is because it's possible that 1 of the genes specific to the COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) virus has been found.

The Day 8 test is the most accurate PCR test available and is mandatory when coming back to the UK because of the growing threat from new variants of COVID-19.

The test looks for 2 genes rather than 1 which makes it a more complicated test and, if the Day 8 test is found to be positive it is sent for genome sequencing to identify particular variants of concern.

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