From Friday 9th April, 540 Well Pharmacy branches across England will be offering the new NHS Pharmacy Collect service to help us move safely out of lockdown.
People without symptoms are able to visit their local Well pharmacy and collect a box of seven rapid coronavirus test kits to use twice a week at home, free of charge, and then enter their results on the NHS Test and Trace portal.
The new NHS Pharmacy Collect service is part of the pandemic recovery, making access to lateral flow devices more readily available to identify COVID-positive cases in the community and break the chain of transmission.
Janice Perkins, Pharmacy Superintendent for Well Pharmacy, said:
“Community pharmacy continues to play a pivotal role in the fight against COVID-19. Alongside the vaccine rollout, regular testing has an important role to help us move safely out of lockdown.
“Around 1 in 3 people who have COVID-19 show no symptoms, the new NHS Pharmacy Collect service in England will help find cases and break the chain of transmission helping protect everyone in the local community.
“We urge everyone to take up the offer of these free rapid tests – they are quick and easy to carry out in your own home.”
Anyone can request a box of test kits from the pharmacy counter. Use the pharmacy finder to locate your local Well pharmacy: https://finder.well.co.uk/