Day 2 Covid 19 Lateral Flow Test

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Day 2 Covid 19 Lateral Flow Test
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Product Description

Day 2 Covid 19 Lateral Flow Test

Important Information: The UK Government has announced on 27 November 2021 that all arrivals must take a Day 2 PCR test and isolate until you have a negative result. If you are an existing Better2Know customer please call our customer service team to upgrade. You will not be able to buy this test if your arrival date is on or after 30 November 2021.

Testing on Day 2 is required by the UK Government if you are arriving in to any of the four nations of the United Kingdom (England, Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland) from any non-red list country. Better2Know and our laboratory partners are listed on the Government website as registered private providers for Testing on Day 2 (PCR and lateral flow).

Why choose Better2Know?

  • Better2Know has been providing home testing kits to patients since 2012
  • If your trip gets cancelled, we may be able to offer a refund as long as you provide us with 2 full days notice before your flight
  • The number you need for your Passenger Locator Form is sent to you by email immediately after your purchase no need to register your account or kit
  • Test kits dispatched and delivered by Royal Mail First Class post. Tracked Special Delivery is also available. All products are shipped 6 days a week
  • Patient Services Team available 24/7 by phone, email and live chat

For all fully vaccinated passengers arriving into the UK from non-Red List countries, we offer a rapid Lateral Flow Covid-19 Antigen test

  • Lateral Flow Antigen Testing on Day 2 + Certificate (£17.49)

For all non or partially vaccinated passengers arriving into the UK from non-Red List countries, we offer a Covid-19 PCR test

To order your tests, please click the Buy Now button above and select your chosen testing option.

Travel requirements for non-Red List countries:

  • Your airline and/or destination may require a pre-departure PCR Fit to Fly Test
  • Upon return, if you are fully vaccinated, you must complete a rapid Lateral Flow Covid-19 Antigen test on Day 2 and you are not required to self-isolate

It is your responsibility to check your country of departure on the UK Government's website prior to booking.

Important Information: Better2Know's Lateral Flow Covid-19 Antigen Testing on Day 2 is available to everyone returning to the United Kingdom.

You must order your tests before you enter the United Kingdom. Failure to do so may incur fines and other penalties. Please order your tests as early as possible prior to your arrival.

When you order your tests, we will ask you to provide details about yourself and your journey. You will then receive a unique reference number, which you must enter on your passenger locator form before you return.

Who is the Lateral Flow Covid-19 Antigen Testing on Day 2 for?

If you are returning from a non-Red List country and are fully vaccinated, the UK Government requires you to take a Lateral Flow Covid-19 Antigen test within the first two days of your arrival. You must order this test before you depart your country of origin and complete the test within 48 hours of your arrival into the UK.

Please note that your test will be sent to the address you provide when ordering your test.

Read more about our Covid-19 Fit to Fly Test here.

When will I receive my test kit?

Your Day 2 Lateral Flow test will usually be dispatched the day before or on the day you arrive in the United Kingdom. Your kit should arrive on Day 0, which is the day you arrive. If your Day 0 falls on Sunday or Monday, we will post your kit to you on Friday or Saturday, depending on when it is ordered.

If you are concerned that postal delivery is not possible, should you not yet have arrived at the delivery address, please contact us to let us know as soon as possible.

What should I do when I receive my test kit?

Your test kit includes a full set of instructions. Please read and follow the instructions carefully before collecting your sample. You must take a photograph of your completed test alongside your photo ID and upload this to your patient area. Better2Know will verify your test and issue a corresponding certificate.

Royal Mail is experiencing severe pressure during the pandemic. Therefore, you may wish to consider using our Special Delivery service when ordering your kit.

How will I receive my result?

Your result will be available within 15 to 30 minutes after you complete your test. Better2Know will issue your certificate within 2 hours of you submitting by email a photograph of your correctly completed test. Your test result and certificate will be available in your patient area which you can access using the log-in details provided to you at the time of booking. Your patient area will tell you what to do next, depending on your result. You will also be able to download your certificate showing proof of your results.

What if I test positive for Covid-19?

If your Day 2 test is positive, you must inform us and take a PCR test to confirm your diagnosis. You must also self-isolate for 10 days from the day after your test date, even if you do not have Coronavirus symptoms. People who you live with or are traveling with should also self-isolate for 10 days.

How much does a Covid-19 Day 2 test cost?

What if my trip gets canceled or I change my mind?

We accept cancellations that are made 2 full days or more before your departure flight time. We are unable to process any cancellations after this time due to UK Government requirements. Testing on Day 2 is a legal requirement so you will be required to show your Better2Know Confirmation Number to your airline.

How it works

How It Works

Buying your home test kits online is simple:

  • 1 Buy your test online.
  • 2 Receive it in the post.
  • 3 Provide a sample.
  • 4 Free return postage to the lab.
  • 5 Check your results securely online.

We provide a completely confidential and anonymous service. Please refer to our FAQs above, for more information. If you have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact us, using the phone number at the top of the page.


Frequently Asked Questions

Q: When will you send my kit to me?

If your order is placed before 4pm on a working day, then it will be sent the same day. Otherwise it will be sent on the next working day.

Q: Why do you need my email address?

Your Patient Services Manager, Louise Wright, will email you your login details to access your results, a confirmation your kit has been dispatched and finally when all your results are ready. We do not sell on or email you any other marketing materials, that is why we do not ask you to opt in or out of anything.

Q: Do I need to use my real name?

No, but the postman does need to know where to deliver the kit to. As long as you use a name that will get the kit to you, then we do not need your real name.

Q: What does the kit packaging look like?

It will arrive in plain white envelope with your typed name and address on it.

Q: What if I have any more questions?

You can email Louise by replying to one of the emails she has sent to you. She will do her best to answer them.