Slots for drive-thru coronavirus tests for key workers booked up within an hour of being made available and kits snapped up online.
The government’s website said applications for DIY tests were closed by 8.21am and drive-through tests were booked out by 9.13am, though more slots are expected to be made available throughout the day.
Transport Secretary Grant Shapps told Downing Street that it looks like “the trajectory to 100,000 tests by the end of April is going to be met in terms of capacity”.
Around 16,000 tests have been booked through the website.
Key workers and their families can still book a test by visiting a regional site in Scotland.