A 'post box' for PCR tests was seen overflowing in Sutton, with piles of samples spilling out onto a Sutton street. 

Gavin Williams, 51, from Southfields, travelled 30 minutes to the nearest drop off point to deliver his 16-year-old daughter's day two PCR test on her return from Portugal.

However, when he arrived the bin in Westmead Street, Sutton, was overflowing and insecure, with COVID-19 tests stuffed to the brim, on Sunday (August 8).

Gavin, a teaching assistant said he feels "ripped off" after paying £43 for his daughter to complete the required PCR tests.

The father-of-two is not the only one dissatisfied and worried.

Photos in other points in the country show sites where dozens of tests are piled - 20 boxes high - at the side of the road.

Drop off points covered in overflowing tests, included bins in Isleworth and Bishop's Stortford.

Many Brits preparing to go abroad, or retuning from overseas trips, are forced to pay private companies for quick turnaround tests.

Randox Health, the UK’s largest Covid-19 PCR testing provider, is one of the companies offering the service.

A spokesperson for Randox Health, said: “Randox is constantly expanding and improving its COVID-19 testing capacity and associated logistics network, which is already the largest in the United Kingdom, to meet the rapidly growing demand resulting from the loosening of travel restrictions.

"Randox continues to increase the number of drop boxes across the United Kingdom, which already totals over 200, and is increasing the frequency of box collections which are already occurring multiple times per day.

"Randox is providing premium testing services in dynamic and rapidly changing circumstances and is committed to continuously improving its logistics network, to ensure that all international travellers receive their results in time.”