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Rapid Covid-19 Lateral Flow Antigen Self-Test

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Covid 19 Rapid Lateral Flow Test
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Product Description

Covid 19 Rapid Lateral Flow Test

Rapid Covid-19 Lateral Flow Antigen Self-Test

Important Information: If you are looking for the test for International arrivals into the UK please click here to buy the correct test.

Rapid Covid-19 Lateral Flow test results are now accepted for travel and entry requirement purposes by many countries and airlines. If you are traveling to a country that accepts Rapid Covid-19 Lateral Flow testing, then this test is right for you. Please click here to buy the correct test if you are arriving into the UK. The test on this page is for general use.

Why choose Better2Know?

  • Better2Know has been providing home testing kits to patients since 2012
  • This Rapid Covid-19 Lateral Flow test is CE marked and meets all regulatory requirements.
  • Your Rapid Covid-19 Lateral Flow test will be dispatched and delivered by First Class Royal Mail, or you can opt for tracked Special Delivery at check out. We ship 6 days a week
  • Patient Services Team available 24/7 by phone, email and live chat

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

Current travel requirements for UK departures and entry into foreign countries:

  • Some countries and airlines will now accept a Rapid Covid-19 Lateral Flow test result for your flight departure and entry into your destination country and for your flight back to the United Kingdom. To buy this test please click Add to Basket above
  • Depending on your vaccination status, your airline and destination country may still require a pre-departure PCR Fit to Fly Test
  • Upon return to the United Kingdom, and if you are fully vaccinated, please buy this test.
  • Upon return to the United Kingdom, and if you are NOT fully vaccinated, you must still complete a PCR test on Day 2 and 8 and you ARE required to self-isolate

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

When will I receive my test kits?

Your Rapid Covid-19 Lateral Flow tests will be dispatched the same day you order, as long as we receive your order before 4pm. If you also order a Day 2 test or a Day 2 and 8 test, these kits will be shipped the day before you arrive in England, Scotland or Northern Ireland. Your kits 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 will not possible if you have not yet arrived at your delivery address, then please contact us as soon as possible to let us know.

What should I do when I receive my test kits?

Your Rapid Covid-19 Lateral Flow test kits and any other tests you have order all come with a full set of easy-to-follow instructions. Please read and follow the instructions carefully before collecting your samples. Your Rapid Covid-19 Lateral Flow test is very easy to use. Simply swab the inside of each nostril and then follow the directions enclosed with your kit. Your result will be ready in only 15 minutes. At that point, just place your test cassette along with your Passport or other suitable travel identification onto the template sheet enclosed with your kit. Take a photograph of your test and ID and upload it in your patient area. We will verify your identity against the details you used when placing your order and will issue your official travel certificate immediately upon receipt and verifying your identity. You will be able to download your certificate directly from your patient area.

Important: You should only take your Rapid Covid-19 Lateral Flow test a few hours before you are due to fly. If you take your test too early, the result may not be valid by the time you come to board your flight.

If you have also purchased a Day 2 PCR test, this test will be shipped one day before you return to the UK and will be waiting for you at your requested delivery address. Please just follow the instructions with your kit and return your sample the same day to our testing laboratory, using the postage-paid return envelope. Your result will be ready within 48 hours of your sample arriving at our laboratory.

Royal Mail is experiencing severe pressure during the pandemic. Therefore, you may wish to consider returning your sample using a courier of your choice.

How will I receive my results?

The results from your Rapid Covid-19 Lateral Flow tests will be ready in 15 minutes from when you run your test. You will see one or two lines on your test cassette. One line indicates that your test ran correctly, and your test is Negative. Two lines means your test ran correctly but you have tested positive for Covid-19. As soon as you have your test result, please follow the instructions and photograph your test cassette along with your passport or travel identification and email the photograph to Better2Know. We will issue your official certificate immediately upon verifying your identity and you will be able to download it from your secure patient area.

The result from your Day 2 and / or Day 8 tests will be available to view online in your secure patient area on our website. As soon as your results are ready, we will send you an email to let you know. You can access your patient area 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 a certificate showing proof of your results.

What if I test positive for Covid-19?

If your Rapid Covid-19 Lateral Flow Antigen test is positive, your certificate will show this positive result and it is unlikely you will be allowed to travel. You should seek a PCR test to confirm your diagnosis and remain in isolation for 10 full days. If your Day 2 test is positive, your sample will undergo further testing to identify variants of Covid-19. You must 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 travelling with should also self-isolate for 10 days.

How much does a Rapid Covid-19 Lateral Flow test cost?

  • Single test kit: £19.95

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

If you cancel your order before it is dispatched we will refund your purchase to you.

We accept cancellations before your kit is dispatched. If you change your mind after dispatch, please return the kit unopened to us within 14 days for a refund less a £10 admin fee.

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.