‘Sort it out!’ Shortages of lateral flow tests cause pharmacy confusion – they’re ‘pointless.’


‘Sort it out!’ Shortages of lateral flow tests cause pharmacy confusion – they’re ‘pointless.’

At the moment, lateral flow tests are in high demand, but there aren’t enough to go around, and pharmacies are bearing the brunt of the confusion.

While the rules for covid testing are being relaxed for those who have no symptoms, those who need a kit are having difficulty getting one.

Members of the public could previously pick up a test kit at a specific stand on their highstreet or order one online and have it delivered to their home.

Pharmacies, on the other hand, have been stocking them in recent weeks.

However, it appears that there are currently supply issues.

People are trying to get a lateral flow test all over the country, but it’s proving difficult due to a shortage.

“Use your collect code to pick up your test packs,” people are told when ordering a lateral test online for collection in a pharmacy.

“To pick up your test packs, show your collect code at a collection point.”

Many people, however, are discovering that there are no tests available for pickup.

“The LFT test ordering system is bonkers right now,” James Goss wrote on Twitter.

It allowed me to order tests from a pharmacy and provided me with a QR code, which I proudly presented to a pharmacist who said she didn’t have any in stock and didn’t know when she’d get any.”

“Back from the pharmacy where I ordered the lateral flow tests,” Geoggy said on Twitter.

There were none left.

So ordering from the internet is a waste of time.

I’ll see what I can do about getting some up.

“Oh, no…” says the narrator, pausing for a moment

“Got a code for lateral flow tests at Asda pharmacy,” Dr. Mike said.

Isn’t there a link between the code and a box and a stock list?

Many people have been visiting several pharmacies in their area in order to get a test.

“I have actually managed to obtain some lateral flow tests after trying and failing online and then visiting a mere 5 pharmacies,” Stuart Wilks-Heeg said of his difficulties obtaining a test.

I’m hoping to find one of Willy Wonka’s golden tickets, as well as tomorrow’s lottery numbers, in the box.”

“Dear @BorisJohnson,” Iain Chapman added.

I’ve been attempting to set up a lateral flow test in the Yorkshire Dales for the past four days.

This is just one of eight pharmacies in a 20-mile radius that we tried.

“I proceeded.

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