When you are ready to take your test in the UK, select which test you are taking and complete the registration process to activate your test kit. Follow the instructions in your kit to take your test. You can take a day 2 test on or before day two. You can take a day 8 test on or after day eight.
All UK PCR test kits come with a prepaid, tracked, 24 hour delivery Royal Mail Shipping label. You must post your kit only at a Royal Mail Priority Post box or your kit will not be delivered.
Royal Mail does not pick up or deliver on Sundays or on bank and public holidays. Please check here to see which holidays are observed and do not take your test or ship your kit on a holiday. If you do drop your mail on a holiday, your package will not be picked up until the following business day and delivery will be delayed. The laboratory is open and processing on Sundays. AZOVA does not take responsibility for delays or problems related to the Royal Mail delivery service.
|Drop off at Post Box*||Expected Arrives at Lab||Expected Results|
|Friday||Saturday||Saturday / Sunday|
|Saturday before 9 am||Monday||Tuesday|
|Saturday after 9 am||Tuesday||Wednesday|
*You must drop off your kit before the pick up time that day in order for it to be delivered the next day.
If day 2 falls on a Sunday, take your test on a Saturday and drop it in the Royal Mail before cutoff time.
If day 8 falls on a Sunday, take the test on Sunday and drop it in the Royal Mail on Monday before cutoff time for 24 hour delivery.