HIGH street pharmacy Boots is to start including lateral flow tests as part of its lunchtime Meal Deal.
Following the government’s announcement that lateral flow tests will no longer be free after April 1st, Boots has confirmed that they will become one of the options in the deals popular with office workers.
A Boots spokesperson said: “Worried you’ve got Covid? Then instead of a high protein herby chicken wrap with your crisps and mango juice, simply pop a test into your basket..
“You’ll be saving money on the standard retail cost when you bundle your test with a packet of Sunbites and a Cherry Coke Zero. And thanks to their low calorific content and absence of edible food matter, they’re one of our healthy choice options.
“To keep the tests consistent with the rest of the meal deal products, we’ll do our best to make sure they’re confusingly labelled. Even if you check and double check, you won’t be certain that you’ve got a valid combination of items until you’re scanning them.”
Shopper Mary Fisher said: “Lateral flow tests taste of nothing, leave me hungry and make me gag all afternoon. I can get the same result from an egg and cress sandwich.”