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COVID-19 testing - Entering England
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userDerek Uzzell
Posted: 15 October 2021 9:16 AM
Subject: COVID-19 testing - Entering England
 


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Lateral flow tests are to be introduced for vaccinated international arrivals in England from 24 October 2021.

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/lateral-flow-tests-to-be-introduced-for-vaccinated-international-arrivals

(We were due to cross to France on 17/10 and return on 28/10 using Brittany Ferries. PCR tests booked for Day-2 testing on return (£40 each). Wife feeling unwell, trip cancelled, motorhome being emptied ready for sale.)
userDen
Posted: 15 October 2021 9:57 AM
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Some good news at last.
My work is airport transfers and it’s extremely quiet.
Hopefully your selling your MH to purchase another one and “carry on camping “

Den
userstevec176
Posted: 15 October 2021 10:35 AM
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Just read in latest MMM new vans are taking up to 12 months and longer for delivery, why bother? Good news about flow testing tho, might get to Spain next year after all.
userDerek Uzzell
Posted: 15 October 2021 10:38 AM
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The Rapido is our 3rd motorhome - there won't be a 4th.
userBruceM
Posted: 15 October 2021 11:13 AM
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Derek Uzzell - 2021-10-15 10:38 AM

The Rapido is our 3rd motorhome - there won't be a 4th.


That’s sad news. Hopefully you will continue to frequent this forum. Your input has been invaluable over the years.
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Posted: 15 October 2021 12:16 PM
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Sorry to hear that Derek, thanks for all your advice, stay on line.
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Posted: 15 October 2021 12:43 PM
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Derek Uzzell - 2021-10-15 10:38 AM

The Rapido is our 3rd motorhome - there won't be a 4th.


I have just sold our Burstner Tag axle van due to medical reasons that hopefully will not be of a permanent nature. The motorhome scene has changed a lot over the 15 years we have had one and the Jury is out on whether we will buy another one. There is much more anti motorhome feeling about now, not helped by the behaviour of a small number of owners, particularly among the newer owners and the Motorhome Hire customers. Responsible Wildcamping is much more difficult, especially in a large coachbuilt van. Nowadays we are much more limited to a schedule caused by site bookings.

That's life.
usercolin
Posted: 15 October 2021 12:56 PM
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BruceM - 2021-10-15 11:13 AM

Derek Uzzell - 2021-10-15 10:38 AM

The Rapido is our 3rd motorhome - there won't be a 4th.


That’s sad news. Hopefully you will continue to frequent this forum. Your input has been invaluable over the years.


My thoughts as well.
usercolin
Posted: 15 October 2021 1:06 PM
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Back to OP, at present Lateral Flow (or Rapid Antigen as the box says) is free, There has been discussion in government about charging from now on, esp. for travellers, I noticed at health centre pharmacy yesterday there was a sign saying test kits would only be given out on production of sort sort of ticket, as we've got a stack of tests never asked if this some new government system or just a local issue with supply, up to now we just get them from council sites such as library.
userDerek Uzzell
Posted: 15 October 2021 1:27 PM
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See following links and scanned copy of leaflet

https://test-for-coronavirus.service.gov.uk/collect-lateral-flow-kits

https://www.devon.gov.uk/news/change-to-the-way-you-collect-your-free-rapid-test-from-the-pharmacy/

When I spoke to a pharmacist about the revised system a few days ago, I was told that it was to address the fact that people had been collecting test kits (because they were free) on a ‘just in case’ basis and then not using the kits or not reporting the result to the NHS.



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userColinM50
Posted: 16 October 2021 10:36 AM
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Sorry to hear you're giving up, but your wife's health is more important. Like others have said I really do hope you stay around here, your knowledge and advice is first class.

Good luck to you and "the boss"
userDonB
Posted: 17 October 2021 10:37 AM
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Hope you stay on the forum. Derek, your help has been invaluable. In any case good luck for the future.
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