Randox has expanded its partnership with Paypoint to make Day 2 lateral flow tests more accessible to customers.

Travellers can now order a Randox test online for £14.50 to click and collect at a local shop within the Collect+ network. The service is currently available in over 5,000 locations, which will extend to over 10,000 locations nationwide.

The service has launched to coincide with changes to the travel policy which now allow fully vaccinated arrivals to take a lateral flow (antigen) test on or before Day 2. They will then be required to take a PCR test if the antigen test returns positive.

Customers must order the test before travel to England, and Randox says that the results are processed within three hours and will be delivered via email or through the Randox Certifly App.

From mid-January, customers will also be able to pick up a test immediately at over 2,500 shop locations, without the need to order them online. The service will be offered in partnership with major convenience retailers including Scotmid Co-operative and Spar in the North West and Scotland.

Dr Peter FitzGerald, Managing Director at Randox 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.”

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.”

Randox had previously partnered with Collect + in October 2021, providing click and collect PCR and lateral flow tests at participating shopping centres.