Puri Pharmacy

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Free COVID-19 Tests

The NHS provides treatment for people at risk of serious illness due to COVID-19. However, those who were eligible for lateral flow tests through NHS 111 or gov.uk before November 6th, 2023, can no longer use those routes.

Now, addressing our commitment to community support, Puri Pharmacy is offering free COVID-19 lateral flow tests to eligible patients. As a convenient option, you can simply visit our Southall or Hillingdon branch and pick up a kit.

Eligible patients

Our service is free for patients aged over 12 years who are at risk of serious illness from COVID-19.

Upon your visit, our pharmacists will confirm your eligibility for the tests through various methods. This includes seeing either your NHS letter or having a discussion with the patient or their representative about the patient’s medical history.

Moreover, it’s convenient for someone else to collect free tests on your behalf – be it a friend, relative, or carer. However, to do so, they need to provide the pharmacy with your details, including your full name, address, date of birth, NHS number, and medical condition(s) to confirm your eligibility. This ensures a seamless and efficient process for accessing the necessary tests.

If you do not have a friend, relative or carer who can do this for you then you may be able to book a volunteer responder.

If you work in healthcare or in a hospice

If you work in healthcare settings or a hospice, you might qualify for free COVID-19 rapid lateral flow tests. Eligibility hinges on your job role and the presence of COVID-19 symptoms. For detailed information, please read the guidance provided. If uncertainty surrounds your eligibility, it’s advisable to speak directly with your employer.

For individuals working in healthcare settings, specific guidance is available.

Alternatively, if you work in hospices, please consult the dedicated guidance tailored for your sector.

Check the guidance for people who work in healthcare settings

Check the guidance for people who work in hospices

Check to see if you are eligible

If you are aged over 12 years and have risk factors for progression to severe COVID-19, you will be eligible for free lateral flow tests at our Pharmacy. To access this service, you can easily visit our Southall or Hillingdon branch. 

Furthermore, the NHS Factsheet below provides detailed information on the risk factors. In case of any questions, feel free to contact us directly for prompt assistance and guidance. 

Your health and well-being are our top priorities, and we are here to support you every step of the way.

Where to find us

Click below to learn more about us and the other services offered at our branches. 

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