People in England are unable to book PCR tests at walk-in and drive-in centres currently.

It comes as pharmacies have revealed a “huge” problem due to a lack of lateral flow tests.

The chief executive of the Association of Independent Multiple Pharmacies has said patients are often unable to find the Covid-19 tests in pharmacies because of low and “inconsistent” supplies.

Leyla Hannbeck added that the current daily influx of 900,000 tests has not been meeting the high demand.

No PCR tests available in England

According to the Government website, there are currently no PCR tests available in England.

The booking site said there are “none available” at every region in England.

There are also no PCR tests available in Northern Ireland according to the site.

PCR test kits which are posted to people’s homes, usually arriving the following day, are available, the website says.

PCR tests in Scotland and Wales

The site also reports there are “very few available” PCR tests in Scotland.

However, tests are available across all regions in Wales.

Where can I get lateral flow tests?

Although lateral flow tests are not currently available to order, you can pick them up in person from various locations. These include:

  • Local pharmacies
  • Covid testing centres
  • Nursery or childcare provider
  • Schools, colleges and universities
  • Some workplaces