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Boots to provide new 12-minute coronavirus testing service

By Caoimhe Toman

Date: Monday 26 Oct 2020

Boots to provide new 12-minute coronavirus testing service

(Sharecast News) - Boots will offer a new coronavirus testing service provided by LumiraDx devices that will give its results in 12 minutes.
The testing with same-day results will be rolled out in selected Boots stores over the next few weeks.

The price will be £120 per test, which Boots said would make it one of the cheapest private Covid-19 tests available on the market.

Boots has also launched a 48-hour testing service that is available in 10 stores across the country and will be extended to 50 more shops.

Seb James, Boots' UK managing director, said the programme was 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 frontline alongside the NHS and we will continue to do our part to support the nation's healthcare needs during this challenging time and beyond."

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