Home Test Kits
Home Test Kits
After your trip, we want to make sure you get back out into the world as safely as possible. Our Home Test Kits let you take your post-arrival tests at a convenient time for you, allowing you to fit your tests around your busy life and keep your loved ones and colleagues safe.
Which test should I book?
These tests are available for those arriving into mainland England and consist of three options:
Single Green List Arrivals PCR test
For customers arriving from Green list countries
Single Amber List Arrivals PCR Test
PCR test for those fully vaccinated in the EU (EMA, SwissMedic), USA (FDA) or UK (NHS)
Amber Arrivals Test Day 2 and Day 8 Package
For anyone NOT fully vaccinated under the UK, EU or USA vaccination programmes
How to book
You should book your test before you travel to England, a minimum of four days before your desired test date if purchasing before 6pm. If purchasing after 6pm, there must be five days between purchase and your test date.
Day 2 Arrivals tests can be taken on or before Day 2, but for Home Tests you can only choose Day 1 or Day 2 for your Day 2 Arrivals test. If you would like a test on Day 0 (Arrival Day), we recommend booking a test at one of our Testing Centres.
Once you have informed us of your arrival day in England, the booking system will only allow you to book Day 2 and Day 8 tests at appropriate times.
Please note these tests are only available within England as per UK Government guidelines.
How does it work?
Your Home Test Kit will be sent using Yodel Xpect 24 to the address that you provide at the time of booking. Once your kit has been dispatched, you will receive an email containing tracking ID details. Once you receive this email, cancellations are no longer allowed.
Once your test has arrived, follow the instructions to activate your Home Test kit. You will receive a confirmation email once the kit has been successfully activated. Remember to complete the Return card to ensure that we can process your sample.
Next, perform your self-swab. You'll find instructions on how to do this in your kit, along with the packaging you'll need to send it back. Your sample will then be collected by a courier and taken to our laboratory for testing.
Yodel will contact you by email or text between 06:30 and 13:00 on your test day to inform you of your 2-hour collection window. The collection window will be between 07:00 and 21:00. Please make sure you are at the address you gave us and that your test is ready for collection. Your results will be emailed to you within 24 hours of the laboratory receiving your sample.
Who is this test suitable for?
If you're arriving into England and are short on time or don't want to visit a test centre to have your post-arrival tests done, this could be the best option for you. However, there are some restrictions around test date availability, so make sure you've read all the information here and in our FAQs and that you understand how Home Testing works before you book.