UK runs out of Covid lateral flow tests as Brits flood site with orders on Freedom Day


BRITS won’t be able to order lateral flow tests for the rest of the day after supplies of the at-home kits ran out on Freedom Day.

People trying to order the tests through the government website were told to “come back tomorrow”.

As the last round of restrictions were lifted today - the UK has ran out of its supply of lateral flow tests

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As the last round of restrictions were lifted today – the UK has ran out of its supply of lateral flow testsCredit: Getty

Lateral flow tests have been hailed as keeping people safe through the pandemic as the small devices are able to detect Covid infections in just 30 minutes.

Brits are advised to take two tests as week as the country opens up.

But if you’re trying to order tests today then you’re out of luck as the booking portal this afternoon stated: “Sorry no more tests can be ordered today.

“No more rapid lateral flow tests can be ordered online or through the call centre today.

“Please try again tomorrow when more tests will be available”.

If you’re trying to order a PCR test you still can by going through the relevant questions on the government website.

The government portal allows people from England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland to order tests, meaning that people in all four nations are unable to order the kits.

Places of work and businesses across the country now require employees to take these tests, to make sure they can keep operating.

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Brits trying to order tests today will have to wait until tomorrow after the government seemingly ran out of the kits

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Brits trying to order tests today will have to wait until tomorrow after the government seemingly ran out of the kitsCredit: gov.uk

While they are not 100 per cent accurate, they catch the most infectious cases, even if you don’t feel ill.

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That means you can then stay at home and not infect anyone else.

The Sun has contacted Department for Health and Social Care.

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