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How our lateral flow antigen testing works

Book and pay for your test
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For an Outward Journey:
take the test the requisite number of days before your flight. (usually 2-3 days)
 
For a Return Journey:
Take your test kit away with you and take the test 2 - 3 days before departing back to the UK
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Follow the included instructions to obtain your results and certificate

Please Note: This test is for use prior to your return to the UK. This is required regardless of vaccination status or if you need to quarantine or not. It may also be accepted for some country destinations on outbound journeys instead of a full PCR test. Please check the latest Government regulations and guidelines to determine if this is the right test for you and ensure this test will fulfil the requirements for the country you are visiting.

  1. Book and pay for your test before travelling.
  2. Please allow plenty of time to receive the kit before you leave the UK. Kits can be collected from our Manchester laboratories or posted to you.
  3. IMPORTANT: Remember to take the kit with you when you go away if it is for a return test for entry into UK.
  4. Complete the test two to three days before your flight departure date (outbound or inbound) and follow instructions with the kit to receive your results and certificate.
  5. Please note, a booking reference will not be supplied with this kit for Day 2 / Day 8 testing requirements. It cannot be used to complete the Government Passenger Locator form. You will need a Day 2 or Day 2/Day 8 test to obtain a booking reference. If you are fully-vaccinated, a Day 2 lateral flow test is acceptable. Otherwise a PCR test will be required.

Our hotline telephone and email:

+44 (0) 161 541 2301 (8am-6pm, Mon-Sat)

COVID19@epistem.co.uk

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Christmas Period Testing

Please note: We will not be testing on the 25th and 26th of December 2021 and the 1st and 2nd January 2022. For the remainder of the Christmas period, please also factor in any potential post delivery issues with Royal Mail. Please order your kits well in advance of when you require them and you may need to either collect tests from us or drop them into our facility during working hours.

Please note we will not be able to receive returns by post 25th-28th December or 2nd-3rd January.

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