Covid-19 Bristol: Which city pharmacies have lateral flow tests in stock

The search for lateral flow tests has increased in demand following an announcement from the UK Government

A rise in concern over the rising number of Covid-19 cases has led to the UK Government announcing they have run out of home delivery lateral flow tests.

The government announced earlier today that they had run out of the home delivery tests, an announcement which has led to people turning to local pharmacies in the hopes of getting their hands on some.

According to the Guardian, the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) said there was no shortage of lateral flow tests and that the government had enough stock to meet demand.

The UKHSA also said that this shortage was a temporary pause due to increased demand and kits were still available to collect in person.

A UKHSA spokesperson said: “Everyone who needs a lateral flow test can collect test kits – either at their local pharmacy, some community sites and some schools and colleges.

“Due to exceptionally high demand, ordering lateral flow tests on has been temporarily suspended to fulfill existing orders.”

We got in touch with pharmacies in and around Bristol who told us they had lateral flow tests available.

Several pharmacies around the city told us that they had none available, however below is a list of pharmacies in the Bristol area which have confirmed they have tests available.

  • Stokes Croft Pharmacy, 40-48 Stokes Croft, St Paul’s, Bristol BS1 3QD
  • Sood Pharmacy, 1B Church Road, Bristol BS7 8SA
  • Well Horfield Filton Road Pharmacy, 36 Filton Road, Horfield, Bristol BS7 0PB