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Lidl Becomes First Nationwide Supermarket To Sell COVID-19 Antigen Tests

By Maev Martin
Lidl Becomes First Nationwide Supermarket To Sell COVID-19 Antigen Tests

Lidl Ireland has today announced it will be the first nationwide supermarket to sell COVID-19 antigen tests in stores across the country.

The test will be available in 168 stores in Ireland from 7 May and will retail at €24.99 per pack of five test kits.

There will be a limit of five packs per customer, the discounter said.

Free Test For Employees

The announcement follows the retailer’s commitment to offering all 6,000 employees on the island of Ireland a free weekly antigen test since the beginning of April.


“Since the onset of the pandemic, our priority has been the health and safety of our colleagues and customers. Following our announcement in April that we would be offering free antigen tests to all of our employees, we are pleased to now add these to our range for our shoppers with hopes that they will offer some peace of mind as the country begins to reopen and makes progress through the vaccination programme," commented J.P. Scally, CEO of Lidl Ireland and Northern Ireland.

"We know this is a worrying time for everyone, and we urge our shoppers to continue to stringently follow the public health advice. It is our hope that by offering these tests, they will add an extra level of reassurance to our customers as they follow that advice,” he added.

Lidl was recently awarded 'Best COVID-19 Response by a Retailer' at the Irish Quality Food Awards.

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