Where can I get Covid tests in Manchester? Where to get lateral flow tests near me - and how much they cost

Do you need Covid-19 tests? Here are some pharamcies where they can be purchased

Coronavirus cases are on the rise again around the UK, leading to an increase in the need for testing kits.

Free lateral flow test roll out was halted by the UK Government to all but a small number of people back in April.

If you do need to purchase tests in Manchester, here are some of the pharmacies that are selling them - along with the costs of various packs of tests.

Where can I get Covid-19 tests in Manchester?

High Street chains of pharmacists sell lateral flow tests both in store and online for a range of prices.

Below are the options for tests and the prices at Boots, Superdrug and Lloyds Pharmacy along with the addresses of some of the branches within Manchester.

  • Lateral Flow Test - not suitable for travel - £2
  • Lateral Flow Test Four Pack - not suitable for travel - £17
  • Flowflex Antigen Rapid Testing Self-Testing Kit 2 pack - £3.95
  • Flowflex Antigen Rapid Testing Self-Testing Kit 4 pack - £7.90
  • Flowflex Antigen Rapid Testing Self-Testing Kit 25 pack - £49

Below are the five Boots branches closest to Manchester Piccadilly Train Station

  • Manchester Piccadilly Station - Piccadilly Station, Manchester, Lancashire, M1 2BN
  • Manchester Piccadilly - 11-13 Piccadilly, Manchester, Lancashire, M1 1LY
  • Manchester The Circus- 116 Portland St, Manchester, Lancashire, M1 4RL
  • Manchester Market Street- 32 Market St, Manchester, Lancashire, M1 1PL
  • Manchester Fort - Cheetham Hill Rd, Manchester, Lancashire, M8 8EP
  • Flowflex Lateral Flow Test SARS-CoV-2 Antigen pack of 5 - £9.59
  • Flowflex Lateral Flow Test SARS-CoV-2 Antigen pack of 1 - £1.95
  • Flowflex Lateral Flow Test SARS-CoV-2 Antigen pack of 5 - £5.79

Below are the five Superdrug branches closest to Manchester Piccadilly Train Station

  • New Piccadilly Manchester - Piccadilly Superdrug 7-9 Manchester M1 1LY
  • Manchester Oxford Street - Oxford Street Superdrug 44 Manchester M1 5EJ
  • Manchester Arndale - Arndale Centre Superdrug Unit L33 Manchester M4 3AQ
  • Wilmslow Road- Wilmslow Park Superdrug Unit 2 Manchester M13 0JR
  • Manchester Fort - Manchester Fort Shopping Park Superdrug Unit 25
  • Step Ahead COVID-19 lateral flow test 1 pack - £1.89
  • Step Ahead COVID-19 lateral flow test 5 pack - £9

Here are the five Lloyds Pharmacy branches closest to Manchester Piccadilly Train Station

  • Brunswick Street, Manchester, Ardwick, UK, M13 9UJ
  • 100 Regent Road, Salford, UK, M5 4QU
  • Health And Social Care Centre, Salford, 1 Broadwalk, UK, M6 5FX
  • 151-153 Mount Road, Manchester, Gorton, UK, M18 7QT
  • 347 Wilmslow Road, Manchester, Fallowfield, UK, M14 6SS

Can I get a free Covid-19 test?

Although tests for the majority of people in the UK now need to be paid for, there are some exceptional circumstances where you can get a free test.

These include if you are going into hospital and if you currently work for the NHS or are in adult social care.

The full list of circumstances is below.

  • you have a health condition which means you’re eligible for COVID-19 treatments
  • you’re going into hospital
  • you work in the NHS or in adult social care