Boots has announced that it will offer rapid Covid-19 tests in some stores, for £120.
The LumiraDx device can produce a swab test result within just 12 minutes, giving customers same-day results, the chain said.
Boots cautioned that this test is not approved as a pre-flight testing service, which requires a PCR test and for results to be processed at a registered lab. But it could give people peace of mind before they visit friends or family.
This is available in in 10 stores across London, Birmingham, Manchester, Edinburgh and Glasgow and will be be rolled out in 50 Boots stores next month. It could be extended to 200 shops over the coming months. The test can be used by people travelling to countries that require a test.
Both tests are for people who don’t have coronavirus symptoms, and can be booked on the Boots website.
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