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England residence only: NHS Lateral Flow Test or Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)


England residence only: NHS Lateral Flow Test or Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)

NHS Lateral Flow Test:

  • The test needs to have a validity of 48 hours.
  • All tests will be self-administered.
  • The results of the Lateral Flow Tests need to be uploaded using the NHS self-report tool, whether you are a UK resident or a badge holder from abroad.

You must show proof of your negative test result. You can demonstrate it:

  • Either via e-mail or text message (from NHS Test and Trace).
  • Or via your NHS COVID Pass on the NHS App (available to England residents only, please see detailed information in the NHS COVID Pass section above).

This can be on your device or a printout.

How to get tested:

At Home testing (Recommended)

UK residents (England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland) can order Lateral Flow Tests for home delivery online.

Lateral Flow Test - Collect

Another option is to visit a pharmacy to collect your Lateral Flow Tests for self-testing.

Remember if you’re an international badge holder who is required to quarantine, you can only visit a pharmacy once you’ve completed your quarantine period.

How to report your result:

You can report your result online here: www.gov.uk/report-covid19-result *

*when you get to step 3 of the online form 'where in the UK do you live', please select the option 'England' as this is where you will be staying whilst attending DSEI.


You can report your result by telephone (lines are open every day, 7am to 11pm):

England: 119 (free from mobiles and landlines)

International: +44 300 303 2713

Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) Test:

If you have proof of a PCR negative result on arrival to the UK, you can use this to gain entry to DSEI for 48 hours after your arrival into the UK. This documentation should be in English.

If you take a NHS PCR test mid-event (PCR tests are mainly for people who have symptoms) most people get their result the next day, but it may take up to 3 days. We recommend you use a NHS Lateral Flow Test once your PCR negative test result has expired.

Fit to Fly PCR test:

For any exhibitors that would like to book a Fit to Fly PCR test please click here and enter the discount code DSEI2021

Covid-19 self-testing instructions:

You can download DSEI's step-by-step guide here.

Video Instructions: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/covid-19-self-test-help#videos-how-to-do-a-rapid-test-at-home

Help and Guidance in another language: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/covid-19-self-test-help#guides-in-different-formats-and-languages

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