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Covid home testing

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Mythologies · 11/04/2021 17:50

Has anyone had a family member come to the uk - not from ‘red’ countries?
How did they organize the days 2 and 8 home tests?
Are the online sites ok?
Do you just book through one of them?
£170 - £240?
Thanks

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NNat · 14/04/2021 11:37

Bumping as interested as well

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SeaTurtles92 · 14/04/2021 11:39

Could be clueless here but why would you pay? I thought you could get the free NHS rapid tests at a pharmacy.

Can someone pick some up before they get there or whilst they were here if you're not in the same household and drop them through a letter box?

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Hellocatshome · 14/04/2021 11:42

Is it lateral flow or pcr tests they need to take?

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jgw1 · 14/04/2021 11:46

I would have a read through (assuming you want to know about England, other nations of the UK have slightly different rules).
www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-testing-for-people-travelling-to-england#quarantining-when-you-arrive-in-england

To summarise one must have a negative pcr test in the 72hours before travel. One must have completed a passenger locator form before you travel which will need on it the booking numbers for the two pcr tests that you have booked from approved UK suppliers before you travel.

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BG2015 · 16/04/2021 21:06

I think you need to wait and see what they plan on doing with testing from 17th May.

They're saying that some PCR testing are just far too expensive for the average family.

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userxx · 18/04/2021 10:05

@SeaTurtles92

Could be clueless here but why would you pay? I thought you could get the free NHS rapid tests at a pharmacy.

Can someone pick some up before they get there or whilst they were here if you're not in the same household and drop them through a letter box?


Pretty sure the nhs ones aren't allowed for travel purposes.
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