Superdrug undercuts Boots with pledge to sell Covid tests for just £1.99

// Superdrug pledges to sell individual rapid lateral flow Covid tests for 51p less than rival Boots
// Boots is is now charging up to £6 for a single test

Superdrug has undercut Boots after pledging to sell Covid-19 lateral flow tests for just £1.99 each – 51p less than Boots.

Boots became the first pharmacy to unveil its pricing strategy ahead of the new rules to remove free swabbing in April, after it announced yesterday it is now charging up to £6 for a single test.

Superdrug has confirmed that a single lateral flow test will be priced at £1.99, and a 5 pack will be £9.79.

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This means the tests are 18 per cent cheaper than Boots, which will charge £12 for a pack of five or £2.50 per individual swab.

Superdrug said it would start offering swabs at its price in the coming days. It is currently still offering free lateral flow tests for domestic use from the government, while it charges £20.99 for day two rapid swabs for travel.

It will stop selling free lateral flows when the price changes come into effect.

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