Boots launches new lateral flow tests as government announces plans to limit free testing
Following the government’s announcement that it will be limiting free Covid-19 testing from 1 April, Boots is to start selling affordable lateral flow tests in its stores and online.
Customers can now purchase a pack of four lateral flow tests for £17, or one test for £5.99, from boots.com and have the option to send their results to the UK Health Security Agency to report a negative test.
However, the health and beauty retailer will begin to offer test kits at over 400 Boots stores priced at £2.50 for a single test or £12 for a pack of five from early March. These tests will also be available on boots.com together with a bundle for two tests at £4.75 and four tests at £9.50.
Asif Aziz, director of healthcare services at Boots UK, said: “We are pleased to be expanding our Covid-19 testing services even further, with affordable lateral flow testing options for those who still want peace of mind from asymptomatic testing after 1st April.
“While it is great that we are returning to normal and finding a way to live with Covid-19, we encourage our customers and patients to stay safe and continue to take measures to limit the spread of the virus, especially to those in vulnerable groups.”
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