I fly back on Thursday and have assumed it will kick in before then. Just cancelled my LFT and ordered a PCR.So everyone arriving in the UK will be asked to take a PCR test for Covid-19 on the second day? So the cheaper LFT option is no longer acceptable... I wonder when this kicks in?
Where are you now, Tom? Still overseas, I presume. You need them 2 days after you land, right? So plenty of time? You'll get the reference required for your Passenger Location Form immediately, right?
Last time I ordered a day 2 test for returning to Scotland it didn't arrive until I had been home for 7 days and so I didn't get a result until day 10.Well, £40 wasted on 2 LF tests that will arrive on Monday, now 2 PCR self tests ordered because the Randox site for booking a testing appointment in Glasgow was timing out all afternoon and site crashed. Will the PCRs arrive in time? 4 - 6 working days they say, and there are 5 until I fly...
They completely bollocksed my first lot. Changing delivery dates until completely cancelling them altogether. They seemed surprised when I insisted they sent me some.We ordered PCR tests last night, qured are doing a black friday code of BF20 to get 20% off. Last time we used qured, the tests were sitting in our pile of mail when we returned. They easily fit through a letterbox. As Tim says above I think it will all work out fine.
Good point.I think I’d rather be stranded here Mark.
We had deliberately deferred booking a Eurotunnel crossing for next month. Now, our instinct is to not travel for Christmas, In order to avoid the risk of a red status quarantine, despite having the flexibility to extend our stay. Moreover, the French government may Ned to change their rules.
There is too much uncertainty, currently.
Thanks to South African scientists, their public health infrastructure, their talent and dedication and the transparency of their government WE HAVE AN EARLY WARNING. A VERY EARLY WARNING.
I cannot overemphasize how valuable this is, and what a gift they have given us.
Thank you, thank you, thank you, South African scientists, medical workers, public health employees.
But an early warning on what? Ah, that is the beauty of it. The earlier the warning, the less we know. I’ve done my best to keep up on all the information being shared by scientists on this (amazing! so much open science!) and my current conclusion is that everything is on the table, including that this just fizzles out or turns out to be a catastrophe.
The simile is not perfect, but better than you make out. Buying time also gives us more chance of getting new vaccines if necessary, and identifying symptoms to look out for and how it is transmittedI really don't like this closing, summarising simile. If you call the fire brigade to an ember they can totally, easily, and with minimal effort remove any possible risk. That's very much not the case with Omicron. Yes, it's great to have had very early notice (well done SA!) but that really makes sod all difference to whether the house will eventually go up in flames or not. If this new variant is more transmissable then it WILL spread, because it's already all over the world. We just get a head start in working out how bad it is (and, of course, it may yet end up being nothing to worry about.)
Can't you have it sent to a neighbour?Hi Alex, still in blighty. We don't leave until next weekend, but problem is we arrive back late Saturday 18th, probably no deliveries Sunday 19th so would have to try to get the test on Monday 20th which is Christmas week. So I wanted to have the tests here before we go. I have the Passenger Locator reference numbers from the new PCR tests ordered this evening, but will they actually arrive before we go? There's nobody to receive them if they arrive after we've left, and as they are quoting delivery in 4 - 6 business days, it's all a bit fraught: we only have five business days left....
Randox has a testing centre in Glasgow, but I spent 2 hours trying to book an appointment for the 20th - just a white screen them timeout errors time after time, then I think their web site crashed completely....