Lateral flow or PCR does it matter
in Coronavirus travel help & info
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I flew back last month and did a lateral flow test one I had at home and didn’t use the PCR test from randox . Does anyone know if I go,away again in the next few weeks can I use the code on the PCR test that I didn’t use the last time instead of buying one of the recognised lateral flow tests . Just asking as the PCR test was only purchased last month ….
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If you should have done that PCR test when you arrived back and used a free NHS test instead, particularly when PCR tests were still mandated then you broke the rules. The test and associated code should already have been used and you should therefore be buying a new test. Whether you will be caught out is debatable, but your defence is weaker if you then re-use the code for subsequent travel.
Not sure if you're "allowed" to do an NHS test at home instead. Suspect not which is crazy given how many millions of such tests are available for folk to get "free" for any other activities under the sun except travelling.
Recovering from COVID (absolutely floored - still wobbly -despite double jabbed - need to wait 28 days for Booster