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 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 kitsCredit: gov.uk
While they are not 100 per cent accurate, they catch the most infectious cases, even if you don’t feel ill.
That means you can then stay at home and not infect anyone else.
Even though the last set of restrictions eased today, Brits have been advised to continue to take two tests a week as infections continue to climb.
Covid cases have risen by 100 per cent in a fortnight with a further 48,161 infections reported on Sunday.
Cases are up 53 per cent on last week’s total of 31,282 – and well over double the 23,858 infections reported a fortnight ago on July 4.
Lateral flow tests are free and can be ordered through the government’s websiteCredit: Rex
Deaths have dropped slightly from the 26 recorded a week ago but remain above the 15 reported a fortnight ago.
A further 740 people were hospitalised in the past 24 hours – an uptick on last Sunday’s figure of 585, and well above the 460 recorded on July 4.
The Sun has contacted the Department for Health and Social Care.