Anyone who’s spent time in iso this summer knows delivery services have been just as impacted by the virus as the rest of us. Shopping from big supermarkets online means waiting for delivery slots for days, and in some cases food isn’t in stock because of staffing issues, but a surge in speedy delivery businesses in city suburbs means we can get pasta and milk pedalled to our doors in less than 15 minutes.
One of those delivery services, Send, now has rapid antigen tests (RATs) in stock – and it’s saying it can deliver one to your home in 10 minutes.
The app opens for ordering at set times during the day – from noon to 8pm – so if you try to order outside this time it will say “Sorry, we are currently closed, please check back later” or “Back Soon”.
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The Melbourne and Sydney delivery service operates in only a few suburbs per city. Sydney suburbs include Alexandria, Beaconsfield, Zetland, Waterloo, Redfern, Eveleigh, Erskineville, Newtown, Glebe, Annandale, Paddington, the CBD, Rushcutters Bay, Woolloomooloo and a handful of others.
Melbourne suburbs include South Melbourne, South Wharf, Southbank, Albert Park, St Kilda, East Melbourne, Collingwood, Fitzroy, Abbotsford and the CBD.
App users can order nasal swabs for at-home testing from today, starting at $21 for a pack of two. Orders will be capped at 15 packs per person. Send says five-pack RATs will be available to order soon too.
Deliveries come from dark stores (like dark kitchens for grocery products) and they can be sent up to two kilometres from the store. You have to download the app to make a purchase.