These are all the Wakefield pharmacies where you can now pick up free Covid test kits

Pharmacies across Wakefield have said they are "really excited" to begin offering free Covid-19 test kits.

Wednesday, 14th April 2021, 1:16 pm
Updated Wednesday, 14th April 2021, 1:20 pm

Community pharmacies across the district have begun offering the test kits as part of a new Pharmacy Collect service.

The lateral flow test kits, which are available to anyone who does not have coronavirus symptoms and provide results in 30 minutes, can no be collected for free from pharmacies across Wakefield and West Yorkshire.

Kiran Verdi, from The Pharmacy Group in Alwoodley, Leeds said: “As a community pharmacist, I am really excited about starting the Pharmacy Collect service. Our pharmacy has been offering public health services for several years and my patients have been extremely positive about these.

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Pharmacies across Wakefield have said they are "really excited" to begin offering free Covid-19 test kits. Photo: INA FASSBENDER/AFP via Getty Images

"There is so much that pharmacists and their teams can do to help our communities as the Covid restrictions are eased."

Anyone can request a box of test kits from the pharmacy counter for regular testing at home or elsewhere.

The full list of locations offering free home test kits in Wakefield is as follows:

Sebpharm Limited, Carlton Lane, Lofthouse - open 8.30am to 6pm

Boots, Stanley Health Centre, Lock Lane Road, Stanley - open 8.15am to 6.15pm

Lloyds Pharmacy Ltd - Outwood Park Medical Centre - open 8.30am to 6.15pm

Outwood Chemist, Leeds Road, Outwood - open 8.30am to 6pm

L Rowland & Co (Retail) Ltd - 130 Wrenthorpe Road, Wrenthorpe - open 9am to 6pm

Bestway National Chemists Limited, Buxton Place - 8am to 6.15pm

Boots, Windhill Road, Eastmoor - open 9am to 6pm

Lloyds Pharmacy, Lower Trinity Walk - open 7am to 11pm

Boots, Upper Warrengate - open 8.30am to 6.30pm

Boots, Upper Kirkgate - open 8.30am to 5.30pm

Living Care Pharmacy, Union Square - open 8.30am to 6.15pm

Missionstart Limited, Trinity Medical Centre, Thornhill Street - open 8.30am to 8pm

Khaliq A, Kirkgate - open 8.30am to 5pm

Boots, Homestead Drive - open 8am to 6pm

Boots, Lupset Medical Centre, George-A-Green Court - open 7.45am to 6.15pm

Khanna Rajesh, Belle Isle Health Park, Portobello Road - open 8.45am to 6.15pm

Bestway National Chemists Limited, Orchard Croft Medical Centre, Horbury - open 8.30am to 6.30pm

Lloyds Pharmacy, Orchard Croft, Horbury - open 8.30am to 6.15pm

AS Carlton, Station Road, Ossett - open 9am to 6pm

Ossett Pharmacy Limited, Ossett Health Village - open 8.30am to 6.30pm

Bestway National Chemists Limited, Dale Street, Ossett - open 8.30am to 6pm

Ian Fraser Spv Limited, Church Street, Ossett - open 8.45am to 6.30pm

Asda, Asdale Road, Wakefield - open 7am to 11pm

L Rowland and Co, Sandal Castle Medical Centre - open 8.30am to 6pm

L Rowland and Co, Chapelthorpe Medical Centre - open 9am to 6pm

Lloyds Pharmacy, High Street, Crofton - open 8.45am to 6pm

Warwick Healthcare, Weeland Road, Sharlston - ope 8.30am to 6pm

Ruth Buchan, chief executive at Community Pharmacy West Yorkshire, said: “Community pharmacy provision of Covid testing means that people across West Yorkshire will have greater access to this service.

"Many people may choose pharmacy for health services because they can visit pharmacies in a variety of locations and at a time that suits them.

"Community pharmacists are looking forward to doing their bit as people return to work and education.

"This is just one of many examples of how pharmacy teams have helped support patients, the public and the nation during the pandemic.”