Approved self-tests by Hughes (ACON)
*This is not a day 2 test - this is a pre-departure test required for leaving and entering the UK.
How to order your self test:
To make getting tested as easy as possible you can take the test from the comfort of your own home by ordering our Rapid Antigen self test.
Simply follow the link below to order your Rapid Antigen Self Test which will be delivered to your home.
Once you have received the test follow instructions on your confirmation email to take the test and register your results.
If you have misplaced the confirmation email click here to register instead.
This service is available in / from the following pharmacies:
Select your preferred pharmacy to visit their page and enquire about this service or just pop in when it suits you.
1. Get your test delivered before you travel
2. Take your test
3. Get your results and travel
Click and Collect
If you prefer you can book and collect your test to take with you at one of our locations across Edinburgh & Fife.
My antigen test has been rejected - what should i do next?
Tests are rarely rejected. In most cases, this is because you have not followed the steps clearly as per the video. Our dedicated team will provide a reason for rejection. If there is something that can be salvaged or rectified, our team will help you to do this.
My QR code is not working what should i do?
If the QR code is not recognisable, then try to enter it manually using the 16 digit number given on activation card. If you still have any issues, please contact Info@dearspharmacy.co.uk for further help.
My test is inconclusive, what should i do?
In extremely rare circumstances a test may show an inconclusive result. If you have done all the tests and your test is not giving any result, then this is a test that must be repeated. Unfortunately, it means that your swab result was unrecordable. If this is the case, we recommend trying an alternative test. Please contact us with evidence if this happens and we can try and help you with this. If there is enough time, we are happy to send out another test kit to you.
My test certificate has missing information?
Our tests are conducted and certificates are provided with guidance for the uk government website for private providers. We will always include the minimum requirement. In some cases, we will add more than the minimum required to try and aid passengers, as often airlines and countries change their rules.
It is important that you do your test in good time. Don’t do it too early, or too late. We do provide rapid turn around time, therefore if you notice any mistakes or errors, please flag this up right away and a member of our team will help rectify this right away. Please allow enough time for this, as guidance for airlines, countries and airports change often. It is up to you to ensure your information is correct.
What happens if i test positive?
If you test positive for your test, you will receive an email which will inform you of the regulation you would have to follow.
What happens if i am unable to submit my test from the application?
We understand technology can sometimes not work for a number of reasons. Rest assured, we can help. If you are not able to submit your test using our application due to any reason then, you can send an email to us at Info@dearspharmacy.co.uk here we will give you instructions on how to submit it manually.
How is my test delivered?
Is this the correct test for my destination?
Receiving your certificate?
Can a rapid antigen test fail?
On rare occasions an antigen test can give an "inconclusive" result, particularly if the testing instructions are not followed correctly.