Boots Offers Free Rapid COVID-19 Tests
Friday 9th April 2021, UK: Boots UK announces that from today it is offering free rapid lateral flow tests (LFTs) at over 1,500 pharmacies in England as part of the government’s new Pharmacy Collect service, with more stores to come.
As part of this scheme, people without symptoms will be able to visit their local Boots pharmacy and collect a box of seven rapid LFTs to use twice a week at home, to help prevent spreading the virus.
Marc Donovan, Chief Pharmacist at Boots UK, commented:
“Regular rapid COVID-19 testing using lateral flow devices is a fast and easy way to find out if you have COVID-19. It’s a vital part of the government’s road map to cautiously ease restrictions. Around one in three people who have COVID-19 have no symptoms and could be spreading it without knowing. Testing regularly will help identify people who have the virus so they can self-isolate to help prevent the virus spreading, keeping your family, friends and colleagues safer and helping us all to keep life moving.”
“The tests are easy to do and the result is provided in around 30 minutes. The more of us that take part the more we can help protect each other. If you think you have COVID-19 symptoms, you should self-isolate immediately and head over to the government website to arrange a free PCR test, and follow the guidance depending on your result”- added Marc.
To find out which Boots pharmacies are offering the Pharmacy Collect service, visit maps.test-and-trace.nhs.uk. Boots UK also offers a range of private COVID-19 tests. For more information visit boots.com/covid-19-testing.
In addition to participating in Pharmacy Collect to support NHS England’s COVID-19 testing efforts, Boots is administering COVID-19 vaccinations at 29 of its pharmacies across England. So far, it has administered over 140,000 vaccinations across its dedicated vaccination hubs.
B-Roll can be downloaded from the below links:
GVs Boots Store, Picadilly Circus, London: https://we.tl/t-i29y9PB6Tf
IV Bina Mehta, Lead Pharmacist, Boots UK: https://we.tl/t-WRWufIwwIM
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