LIDL is to begin selling Covid-19 tests in stores, including their Donegal outlets, from tomorrow.
The supermarket chain will begin selling packs of five antigen test kits.
Purchase of the kits, which will cost €24.99, will be limited to five per customer.
The HSE has said that the antigen test is ‘less accurate than the Covid-19 PCR test’.
The HSE said: “The test will find the virus in most people who have symptoms. But in some cases, it may not pick up that you have the virus.”
In April, Lidl announced that they would offer its 6,000 employees in Ireland a free weekly antigen test.
The discount supermarket chain say they hope that these tests will offer ‘peace of mind’ for customers.
JP Scally, CEO of Lidl Ireland and Northern Ireland, said; “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.”
“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.”