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Home Test Kits

PCR Home Test Kits

After your trip, we want to make sure you get back out into the world as safely as possible. Our PCR 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.


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.

The service is available Monday to Friday excluding bank holidays.  Please ensure you've read all the information here and in our FAQs and that you understand how Home Testing works before you book.


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 at the airport 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 tests at appropriate times.

Please note these tests are only available within England. 

How does it work?

Step 1

Your Home Test Kit will be sent using Yodel Xpect 24 to the address that you provide at the time of booking.

Your target delivery date for you to receive your Home Test kit is approximately two days prior to your test date. 

The kit should fit through most letterboxes, however there is an option to leave special delivery instructions if you are concerned it might not fit.

Once your kit has been dispatched, you will receive an email containing tracking ID details. Once dispatched, changes and cancellations are no longer allowed.

Step 2

On test day follow the instructions within your kit/emails 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. 

Step 3

As part of the activation process you must perform your self-swab. You'll find instructions on how to do this in your kit, including how to package the sample.

Failure to follow all the instructions may mean we can not process your test.

Step 4

Please post the completed kit in a Royal Mail Priority Post Box as early as possible (before the last collection time) on your booked test day.

You can track the journey of your Home Test sample using the tracking ID on the prepaid return envelope.

Results: We will notify you by email once we've received your Home Test sample in our laboratory. Your results will be emailed to you within 24 hours of the laboratory receiving your sample.

Other information about Home Tests

All our Arrivals Home Tests, are suitable for England arrivals only. For the other home nations, please see their relevant websites to find suitable arrivals tests.

Please note you are responsible for ensuring the Home Test sample is taken correctly using the instructions provided.

Any cancellation must be made at least 4 full days before your test date. Home Tests cannot be cancelled after the Home Test kit has been dispatched to you. Please read our Terms and Conditions.

Why Choose Us?

Our first concern is for our customer’s safety and welfare. This is why all our tests conform to the highest safety standards and use the latest gold Standard technology to provide you with accurate results and peace of mind.

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