Everyone allowed to enter England from outside the Common Travel Area (Ireland, the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man)
Take a coronavirus (COVID-19) test on day 2 and day 8 of quarantining
Follow the national lockdown rules
Quarantine for at least 10 days
Opt-In to the test to release scheme to reduce the 10 day quarantine period.
Passengers arriving into England by plane, ferry or train must book their tests before they travel; all passengers must complete a passenger locator form.
This page is for arrivals from Amber list countries.
Arrivals from ‘Red list’ countries where travel to the UK is banned. should seek Separate guidance and Testing.
You land in The UK and begin your isolation in accordance to government guidelines.
Mandatory Day 2 Travel Testing.
You can have your test for day two any time between arriving into the UK and the evening of day two.
MANDATORY TRAVEL TEST
Mandatory Day 8 Travel Testing.
You must continue to isolate until day 11 unless you have successfully done a Day 5 Test to Release.
MANDATORY TRAVEL TEST
Amber List Arrival Test Packages
In Person Day 2 and Day 8 Testing
Your Test Experience
You arrive at one of our testing sites at your scheduled appointment time.
You will be welcomed by one of our specialist sample collection officers.
We will scan your unique test QR code this can be printed or on your phone.
We may ask to see some photo ID either a passport or driving licence.
Your sample will then be collected from you by one of of our team using a throat and nasal swab.
We don't use the post.
One of our dedicated private drivers will safely transport your sample to one of our accredited laboratories.
We aim to deliver your results by 6pm the day AFTER your test. However, in some cases results could take a little longer.
We're approved for 'Test To Release' to end your quarantine early!
We are a government listed testing facility!
You can book online using the scheduler below.
Day 2 & 8 Tests are available every day of the week.
Day 5 Test To Release
available on our standard Monday Wednesday and Friday next day turn around days. .
If the day you require is not in the scheduler below, you can call our dedicated Covid team on 01793 677480.
We will help determine the best testing time for you.
You can also phone us about out of hours testing and expedited turnaround.
Once your package has been paid for
1. You will receive an email to schedule your included tests at your desired time and dates.
2. You will receive an email per test to complete your mandatory test information.
It’s up to you to make sure you book your tests in on the right dates for your specific travel situation.
3. Once you have completed the test information request you will receive your unique test QR code and and a booking reference number.
If you are entering England and creating a Gov.uk Passenger Locator Form. You will be asked for your test booking reference number.
This will begin "RACOO"
Book Online - In Person Testing
Our Covid team are available on 01793 677480 if you need any help with the booking process, or are unsure when your sample should be taken.
Once you have paid for your package, you will need to schedule each test individually.
Full appointment instructions will be emailed with your booking confirmation.
Make sure you have checked out our test locations before you order your test.