Randox announces Covid travel tests will be available to collect at PayPoint outlets

By Brett Gibbons

Randox has linked up with PayPoint to make it easier for holidaymakers to obtain Day 2 Lateral Flow tests from their local store.

Shoppers can now order tests online and pick them up at a store, that is part of the PayPoint network offering bill payment services.

The expansion of the Randox and PayPoint partnership is set to boost access to Covid-19 testing and provide a vital service to travellers returning to the UK, in line with the Government’s new arrival requirements for Day 2 testing.

People can now order a Randox test online for click and collect at a local store within the network. It is initially available in more than 5,000 outlets and will soon be available in 10,000 locations nationwide.

From mid-January, PayPoint will give consumers the ability to walk into a local store and pick up a test immediately in more than 2,500 outlets, with no need to order online.

Dr Peter FitzGerald, Randox managing director, said: “By drawing on our 40 years’ diagnostics experience, unparalleled testing capacity, and well-established logistics network, which now includes an extensive number of new locations from PayPoint, Randox is able to respond quickly to changing travel requirements and simplify the process of ordering Day 2 lateral flow tests.

“The availability of value for money tests that can be collected at the customer’s convenience thanks to our partnership with PayPoint means people in the UK don’t need to wait for home delivery or a walk-in clinic appointment when ordering a Covid-19 test.”

People can now order a Randox test online for click and collect at a local store within the network (Justin Kernoghan/Belfast Live)

Nick Wiles, chief executive at PayPoint, added: “Our expanded partnership with Randox will deliver yet another vital service to help keep people safe in communities across the UK.

"Consumer convenience and accessibility are at the very heart of what we do and this is another example of our agility, responsiveness and the great relationships we have with our retailer partners in the ever-changing landscape across the UK.”

Day 2 lateral flow tests must be ordered before travel for just £18.95, and can be collected from a local store rather than waiting at home for deliveries to arrive.

Using the free Randox CertiFly App results are processed within three hours and a report delivered in-app and via email.

This will allow arrivals to complete a Day 2 test conveniently in the comfort of their own home, and for individuals who test positive, potentially reducing the amount of time they need to isolate.

Visit covid.randox.com to purchase Covid-19 tests from Randox Health.

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