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Home delivery service for lateral flow tests being considered

Ashford urges people not to stockpile kits

A home delivery service for lateral flow tests could be implemented on the Isle of Man.

The home testing kits, which detect Covid-19, are available free of charge to anyone on the Island - more than 200,000 have been collected so far.  

Stocks are distributed from pharmacies and from local authority offices as well as through civil defence volunteers.

In the UK the NHS sends the tests to people's homes – it's something Health Minister David Ashford says is under consideration here:
 

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