Covid in Sheffield: The pharmacies with rapid lateral flow tests available amid national shortage
The rapid Covid lateral flow test shortage in England only affects home delivery kits in Sheffield, with tests still widely available in pharmacies.
The national shortages come after an increased demand for LFTs due to the spread of the Omicron variant, which saw daily cases in the UK rise over 150,000 over the last week.
Omicron is classed as the most infectious Covid variant to date and therefore regular self-testing has been strongly advised by the Government.
While LFT kits were not available today for home delivery, numerous Sheffield pharmacies were offering testing kits to be picked up.
Here is a list of central Sheffield pharmacies where LFT kits were still available for collection as of this afternoon, Tuesday, January 4:
- Boots (High Street, West Street, the Moor, Ecclesall Road, Berkeley Precinct,
- Welfare Pharmacy (Glossop Road)
- Wicker Pharmacy
- LloydsPharmacy (Talbot Road, Duke Street, Sunderland Street, Addy Street,
Gleadless Road, Ellesmere Road, Heeley Retail Pk, Ecclesall Road)
- Medisun Pharmacy Limited
- London Road Pharmacy
- Sharrow Pharmacy
- SKF Lo (Chemists) Ltd
- Sheffield Late Night Pharmacy
- Whitworth Chemists Ltd
- Day Lewis Pharmacy
- Rowlands Pharmacy (Greenhow Street)
- Tesco Pharmacy
- Swift Pharmacy Burngreave
- Norfolk Park Pharmacy
- Lo’s Pharmacy
Since the demand for the Covid Lateral Flow Tests is incredibly high, it is always recommended to call up the pharmacies to check they still have test kits available before dropping in to be sure to not miss out and to avoid unnecessary journeys.