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PayPoint has announced a partnership that aims to provide easier, nation-wide access to low-cost Covid-19 testing.

Through its Collect+ parcel service, PayPoint has teamed up with Covid-19 test provider, Randox, to allow consumers to order a reduced-cost PCR or lateral flow test online, and pick it up on the same day from participating stores within the network. 

This partnership means consumers will no longer have to wait for a home delivery or walk-in clinic access when ordering a Covid-19 test.

The service is being run at 30 locations, with plans to expand to more than 100 locations in the coming weeks. This will ensure Covid-19 testing is made more accessible by providing a vital service at the heart of local communities.

PCR and lateral flow tests are available at the newly reduced prices of £34.99 and £19.99 respectively when using Collect+ click and collect.

Nick Williams from Collect+ said: “This is an exciting and important partnership for Collect+, which has always had consumer convenience and accessibility at the very heart of its operations. Randox has been instrumental in making Covid-19 tests easily available to people around the UK and this collaboration will see that country wide impact become even more meaningful.”

Philip Robinson, vice president of sales at Randox, said the company is able to use its extensive experience to support customers in this way: “Our significant investment in capacity expansion and in logistics solutions such as Collect+ click and collect sites that further simplify the process of ordering Covid-19 tests, have allowed us to make ongoing price reductions, demonstrating our commitment to helping people live their lives as easily and normally as possible.”