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Current high demand for lateral flow tests

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Lateral flow device (LFD) tests are in exceptionally high demand right now. 

There are a number of ways you can collect your free LFD tests, including from your local pharmacy, some community sites, and they’re available to order online for delivery at home.   

Picking up tests from a pharmacy is the quickest way to get a rapid test for most people. You will need to give the pharmacy a ‘collect code’ when you pick up the tests. You can find out about collect codes and how to get them on the government website.

Find a pharmacy near you where you can collect LFD tests

Online ordering is very popular, and although there’s no shortage of LFD tests, the UK Health Security Agency said this week:

“To ensure we do not take orders we are unable to fulfil, we occasionally stop taking orders online. This is especially true in periods of increased demand. This pause is temporary and availability is refreshed daily. People are encouraged to re-visit the site tomorrow if they are unable to collect tests as more will be available.”