Day 2 Arrivals - Antigen Lateral Flow Test

The fast and reliable COVID-19 testing service you can trust

Day 2 Arrivals Home Tests

All suitable tests for arrivals; home tests, click & collect and in-person

  • Click and collect from select locations
  • Home test kits delivered to you
  • In-person at one of our centres nationwide

Day 2 Arrivals at a Test Centre

All suitable tests for arrivals; home tests, click & collect and in-person

  • In-person at one of our centres nationwide

Our Antigen Lateral Flow test kits

Home Delivery: Kits will be dispatched to arrive approximately 2 days prior to your test date, you will receive email notification when they are dispatched. 

If you are ordering within 4 days of your test date, please see table to see when your kit will arrive.

We can only deliver to mainland UK (excluding Northern Ireland).

Click & Collect: available from most of our sites nationwide

How it works

Our Antigen Lateral Flow Arrivals Day 2 kits are available to order for use as a COVID-19 Arrivals Day 0-2 test.

Within 0-2 days of your return, you need to take the test - carefully following instructions that are provided in the kit.

Upon completing your test, you must photograph and submit your results. You can do this at any point from 15 minutes but for the clearest results we recommend submitting 25-30mins after collecting the sample.

Your instructions in your kit will have a link to download the app - you must have a smart phone with internet connectivity and a camera to complete this task. This app is only available for iOS and Android devices registered in the UK only. If you are unable to download the app, you can still use this service

You will receive your results via email 60 minutes after submitting your results (within our hours of operation 0800 - 2359 UK time 7 days a week).

Before you begin

  • Ensure you have a working internet connection prior to downloading the app.
  • You must have your passport to hand.
  • Instructions for children and vulnerable adults:
    • Children: The test can be conducted on infants and children of any age but DO NOT continue the test if the child has any pain or asks to stop.
    • For young children: Ask the parent / guardian to help distract the child or perhaps have them sat on their lap. Ask the child to gently blow their nose to get rid of excess mucus (ask the parent / guardian to assist as appropriate to the child’s age). Insert the swab gently into the nostril until you start to feel resistance taking care not to apply force and rotate for 15 seconds and repeat in other nostril. If the child is distressed insert just the tip of the swab inside each nostril and gently wipe around the inside of the nose (anterior nares).
    • Vulnerable adults: The same technique described above for children can be applied for any customers with learning disabilities.

App Step by Step guide / collecting your sample / submitting your results

Step 1 - Ensure you have a working internet connection

Step 2. Scan the QR code, which will take you to our website to download the ExpressTest app/access the link to submit your results

Step 3. (App only): Register your details in the app. Only one person in the party needs to download and register the app 

Step 4.(App only): When prompted, in the app, click “take a swab test” and complete the swabbing quiz.

Step 5. (App only): Select the person who will complete the test and enter your CPT number. Your CPT number can be found in your booking conformation email.

Step 6. (App only): Scan the QR code on the test cassette

Step 7.  It’s now time to take your antigen lateral flow test. Place the buffer tube into the hole on the top of the box before starting the swabbing process.

Step 8. Remove the swab from the packaging; do not touch the cotton end. NOTE: Those under 18 should be swabbed by an adult.

Step 9. Insert the cotton end of the swab gently into one nostril until you feel resistance (about 2.5cm, 1 inch). Slowly rotate the swab 5 times, brushing against the side of the nostril before removing the swab and repeating in the other nostril. NOTE: Remove all piercings before swabbing.

Step 10. Insert the swab into the buffer tube and swirl for 30 seconds before squeezing the sides of the tube and rotating the swab 5 times. Continue squeezing the tube while removing the swab.

Step 11. Attach the dropper tip firmly onto the buffer tube.

Step 12. Remove the test cassette from the sealed pouch and lay it on a flat surface. Hold the buffer tube vertically and deposit 4 drops into the sample well marked ‘S‘. NOTE: We recommend not reporting results later than 30 minutes after test completion; the longer the sample develops, the greater the possibility of a false positive result.

Step 13. Place the buffer tube and the swab into the waste bag and dispose of it with general waste.

Step 14. After 25 minutes, as shown in the app timer, follow the instructions to photograph your cassette and identification document.

If not able to use the app, scan the QR code on your test kit pack which takes you to the app download website. Once here, click on the link ‘unable to use the app’

Step 15. Results will be emailed to you 60 minutes after submitting your results, during our UK hours of operation from 08:00 – 23:59 GMT.

Other Information

  • Please note you are responsible for ensuring the sample is taken correctly using the instructions provided.
  • Your failure to upload a clear, high quality photo may mean we are unable to result your test.
  • Any cancellation must be made prior to your Antigen Lateral Flow kit being dispatched to you.

Please see our app support page for any questions