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The HfP chat thread – Tuesday 30th November

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Comments (359)

  • Definitas says:

    Not sure where my earlier post went to but I can’t find it so apologies for a repeat. My day 2 Covid test from Chronomics has not arrived (seems DPD have mislaid it). Today was the last day so the window for using it has closed. Can anyone say what, if anything is supposed to happen now, particularly about failure to provide test results. Also, has anyone succeeded in obtaining a refund for tests that didn’t arrive in time?

    • Tracey says:

      If it doesn’t arrive on day 2, use it when it does arrive. The official advice is to phone 119 and tell them. Doubt they do anything other than shrug.

      • Definitas says:

        Interesting. I couldn’t find anything official. I’m reluctant to phone 119 just yet. I think I’ll see if anything arrives tomorrow

    • Jerry says:

      Your question ended up in the FOI article comments. Just saw it there.

      • Definitas says:

        Thanks for the reply. Sadly I don’t know what FOI is. Please can you educate me? Thanks

      • Definitas says:

        Apologies. I searched through today’s articles and found it. No idea how it wnded up there!

  • Simon L says:

    I’m a gold member with VS , DO BA or any other airline match to gold ?

  • G says:

    Anyone spotted a rapid PCR turnaround for day 2 arrivals yet? Something around 3-4h or even same day instead of next day?

    • Martin C says:

      Just booked with The Regenerative Clinic in Marylebone (they also have a facility in Canary Wharf). £99 for same day results, by 11pm. All handled very efficiently including reference for Passenger Locator Form. They have a 3 hour option too, but it’s v expensive.

    • Matthew says:

      Collinson tweeted yesterday that rapid PCR tests apparently do not qualify in their current form with government criteria so unless that changes, I doubt any provider will be able to do the ~3 hour turnarounds. Don’t know how same day turnaround tests would be classified but I guess we’ll find out soon enough

      • Rob says:

        Article on this tomorrow.

      • Rich says:

        A bit odd. I guess it’s to do with the sequencing. That shouldn’t affect your positive/ negative result, but does affect the Test & Trace requirements for your contacts.

  • PL says:

    Bonus nectar points have come through for 50x

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