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Boots launches new COVID-19 lateral flow tests as government announces plans to limit free testing

22 February 2022
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  • Boots will launch a COVID-19 lateral flow test available to buy in storeswith prices from £2.50 per test  

  • Boots will also offer a lateral flow test for £5.99 per test or £17 for a pack of four including delivery, available on boots.com from tomorrow. These tests will offer customers the option to send results to the UK Health Security Agency if needed 

Following the government’s announcement to limit free COVID-19 testing from 1st April, Boots has announced it will launch affordable COVID-19 lateral flow tests in its stores and online, for asymptomatic testing.  

From tomorrow, customers can purchase a pack of four lateral flow tests for £17, or one test for £5.99, from boots.com, with both options including delivery. This test will offer customers an option to send their results to the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) to report a negative test, should customers need it.* 

From early March, the health and beauty retailer will also offer lateral flow tests at over 400 Boots stores, priced at just £2.50 for a single test or £12 for a pack of five. These tests will also be available on boots.com, alongside 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 affordablelateral flow testing options for those who still want peace of mind from asymptomatic testing after 1 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.” 

Boots continues to offer a broad range of private COVID-19 testing services, including pre- and post-travel testing. 

 

*Customers can report results to the UKHSA but cannot use these tests as a verified test for travel requiring a negative antigen test certificate. 

 ** These tests can be bought off the shelves from stores. When purchased via boots.com, our standard delivery charges will apply. Delivery is free on boots.com where total orders are over £25. For orders under £25 we charge £3.75 for standard delivery, £4.95 for next day delivery. Customers can also collect from store for £1.50 or free if the total order is under £15.

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Boots UK is the largest pharmacy-led health and beauty chain in the UK and its purpose is to champion everyone’s right to feel good. With over 2,200 stores and a team of around 51,000 colleagues, of which approximately 5,600 are registered pharmacists, the Boots brand has been at the heart of local communities across the UK since 1849. Boots UK is committed to providing exceptional customer and patient care and being the first choice for pharmacy, beauty, healthcare and wellness, alongside offering its innovative portfolio of product brands, including No7, the UK’s No1 skincare brand, Soap & Glory, Liz Earle, Sleek MakeUP and YourGoodSkin.

Boots UK is part of Walgreens Boots Alliance (Nasdaq: WBA) – a global leader in retail pharmacy, impacting millions of lives every day through dispensing medicines, and providing accessible, high-quality care. More company information is available at boots-uk.com.