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26 October 2020 16:38

Boots Coronavirus Health Care

Boots to initially roll out 12-minute covid test service

Boots has launched a private coronavirus testing service for people without symptoms to check their Covid-19 status before travelling or visiting friends and family. The new service, which will cost £120 per test, will launch in 10 stores across London, Birmingham, Manchester, Edinburgh and Glasgow this week before rolling out to 50 Boots stores next month. The high street chemist, which said it could extend the service to up to 200 stores, is hoping to ease pressure on the NHS and government testing programmes. Current NHS advice says people should only get tested for coronavirus if they have one or more of the key symptoms: a loss of taste or smell, a fever, or a new, continuous cough. The Boots service is targeted at those without symptoms who want to get tested before travelling abroad, or who would like peace of mind before visiting friends and family.

It is also planning to introduce a 12-minute Covid-19 swab test in the coming weeks to speed up the process. "We hope that by offering this testing option in local community stores, Boots can help ease pressure on the NHS and the government by providing additional access to testing and crucial reassurances for people across the UK. "As part of the UK High Street for over 170 years, Boots is proud to serve on the front line alongside the NHS and we will continue to do our part to support the nation's healthcare needs during this challenging time and beyond." A new Covid-19 testing service which can provide rapid results for people without coronavirus symptoms is to be rolled out in select Boots stores across the UK. The service is already available in ten stores in total, which are located in London, Birmingham, Manchester, Edinburgh and Glasgow as a private pre-flight testing service for customers who require a test before travelling abroad. The health and beauty brand headquartered in Nottingham is planning to launch the service this week before bringing it to 50 Boots stores in November.

To date, Boots staff have conducted more than one million Covid-19 tests nationwide first starting with NHS and keyworkers, and eventually anyone with symptoms. Over the next few weeks, Boots will also be rolling out a new testing using the LumiraDx device which has the ability to provide a Covid-19 swab test result within just 12 minutes, specifically for those without symptoms. Seb James, Managing Director of Boots said: "Boots has supported the government's Covid-19 testing programme from the very start and offering this new in-store service is the next step in our efforts to fight against the pandemic. "As part of the UK High Street for over 170 years, Boots is proud to serve on the front line alongside the NHS and we will continue to do our part to support the nation's healthcare needs during this challenging time and beyond." BOOTS is set to unveil a new coronavirus testing service it says can return results from swab tests in just 12 minutes. The pharmacy chain said the LumiraDx devices, which are able to quickly process swab tests to give customers same-day results, will be rolled out in selected stores over the next few weeks.

Boots has also launched a 48-hour testing service which is currently available in 10 stores across London, Birmingham, Manchester, Edinburgh and Glasgow, with plans to extend the programme to more than 50 outlets across the nation. The service is available as a private pre-flight test for customers who require one before travelling abroad, or as a solution for those who would prefer peace of mind before seeing friends and family. Seb James, managing director of Boots UK and ROI, said the programme is being implemented as a way to help ease the pressure on the nation's health services. "Boots has supported the Government's Covid-19 testing programme from the very start and offering this new in-store service is the next step in our efforts to fight against the pandemic," he said. "We hope that by offering this testing option in local community stores, Boots can help ease pressure on the NHS and the Government by providing additional access to testing and crucial reassurances for people across the UK. "As part of the UK High Street for over 170 years, Boots is proud to serve on the front line alongside the NHS and we will continue to do our part to support the nation's healthcare needs during this challenging time and beyond." Customers who are not displaying any Covid-19 symptoms can book an in-store test through the company's website, boots.com. BOOTS is launching a new coronavirus testing service in stores which promises to give the result in 12 minutes. Boots said its LumiraDx devices are able to quickly process swab tests to give customers same-day results. Boots believes that the service will ease pressure on NHS and government testing programmes and could help get the country back to "normal" again. The service is already available in ten Boots stores in total, which are located in London, Birmingham, Manchester, Edinburgh and Glasgow for customers travelling to UAE, with plans to roll out a wider service to over 50 stores across the UK over the next few weeks. 4 The test will cost £120 initially but Boots said the price could come down Credit: LumiraDx Boots is expected to unveil a coronavirus testing service it says can return results in 12 minutes. Boots has already launched a 48-hour testing service which is currently available in stores in Edinburgh, Glasgow, London, Birmingham, and Manchester. "Offering this new in-store service is the next step in our efforts to fight against the pandemic," he said.