Get ready to pay £5.99 for one lateral flow test at Boots
The Metro says Boots will begin sales of lateral flow tests from tomorrow as ministers are warned people may soon face a choice between ‘eating or heating or paying for a test’.
Customers will be able to buy individual lateral flow tests for £5.99 or pay £17 for a pack of four, including delivery, from the high street chain – even though swabs cost pennies to be manufactured abroad.
It comes after Boris Johnson announced the end of free testing as part of his ‘living with Covid’ strategy, arguing it is time to rely on a ‘sense of responsibility towards one another’.
The price of an individual swab at Boots will be brought down to £2.50 by the time the free testing scheme is axed in April.
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