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Mystery covid test kits

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JellyBabiesSaveLives Mon 08-Jun-20 09:52:56

Dh got a parcel from Amazon, containing 2 covid test kits - the sort to test if you have it now, not antibody tests.

None of us have symptoms, none of us have asked for a test. Dh has asked his HR department who know nothing about it, I checked at our GP surgery who are also mystified.

Dh phoned the number that you call to ask for a test, and they said they have no way of finding out who requested those tests.

Any ideas where they might be from?

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NotEverythingIsBlackandWhite Mon 08-Jun-20 09:54:44

Ask Amazon?

JellyBabiesSaveLives Mon 08-Jun-20 10:56:45

It hasn’t come via his Amazon account

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JellyBabiesSaveLives Mon 08-Jun-20 11:11:52

Maybe this is the way the government gets the testing numbers up?

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bulletjournalbilly Mon 08-Jun-20 11:15:16


cathyandclare Mon 08-Jun-20 11:42:11

I think the random ONS or PHE sampling tests come through Amazon. They're to work out the prevalence in the population. Could be those?

LemonTT Mon 08-Jun-20 13:11:30

Amazon deliver the home testing kits for the national testing programme. You could contact them via their website.

Probably an error with the address and maybe meant for a neighbour. Or kids playing about. It’s not that big a mystery surely?

Lifeaback Mon 08-Jun-20 13:20:50

I ordered the NHS at home one last week and it came via amazon, I think they are the selected courier for the nhs testing.

No idea how you got one without requesting though. My guess would be that a neighbour had typed in the wrong address by mistake

Dairymilkmuncher Mon 08-Jun-20 13:34:31

Have you got an Alexa that was son during the news or kids and a one click amazon account.

My son ordered some storage bags for me once without me realising till they came

JellyBabiesSaveLives Mon 08-Jun-20 16:41:05

Hmm. It’s addressed to dh’s full legal name, which he doesn’t use (doesn’t like his first name, uses a nickname derived from his middle name). So not the neighbours. Not the kids. Nothing accidental as it wouldn’t have his name.

Also, there’s 2 kits - surely if you request a kit they’re either going to send 1, or enough for the household? Might be random ONS testing but there’s no letter explaining why, and surely they’d send 3 kits (3 adults here)?

Amazon haven’t replied.

Ordinarily this would be an “oh that’s weird” and forget it, but the government are making such a song and dance about testing and I know these two kits are going in their daily total of “tests we’ve done”!

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jessy2018 Mon 08-Jun-20 18:22:35

My oh got a random test in the post from the government. It came with a leaflet saying they are testing the logistics of the operation? Maybe it’s that.

JellyBabiesSaveLives Mon 08-Jun-20 18:50:07

Yes, could be some kind of random government thing and they’ve forgotten the leaflet!

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