Royal Mail to deliver and collect household COVID test kits

Royal Mail is to deliver COVID-19 home testing kits to households across the UK, seven days a week. The contract from the Department of Health and Social Care is to run alongside the existing contract with Royal Mail that has the postal operator delivering and collecting test kits to and from care homes, regional test centres and priority postboxes since April this year.

Nick Landon, Chief Commercial Officer at Royal Mail, said: “Since April, we have played a crucial role in delivering and collecting millions of test kits from care homes, test centres and our network of priority postboxes before returning them to labs to help the country’s fight against the Coronavirus pandemic. Now, the Government has asked us to play an equally important role in home deliveries for customers who request a test kit through the NHS. We could not be prouder to support the Government’s fight against the pandemic. All of our posties know that when the country asks, we deliver.”