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Pharmacy information during coronavirus

People are being urged not to stockpile medication during the coronavirus outbreak:

  • They should only buy and order the medicines and supplies that they need. Over-ordering prescriptions or stockpiling medicines is unnecessary and could disrupt the normal supply chain.
  • Social distancing should be observed in stores. Many pharmacies are only allowing a small number of people in at a time to ensure safe distances are observed.
  • Please follow government guidance on self-isolation and avoid visiting pharmacies if you have coronavirus symptoms. Ask someone else to collect essential medicines wherever possible.
  • There is no need to do anything different regarding your usual medicines. People should just order their prescriptions and take any medications as normal.

Information for ordering repeat prescriptions
During the coronavirus pandemic patients are being encouraged to order their repeat prescriptions from home, without visiting their GP practice or pharmacy wherever possible. This can be done via the practice online services, the NHS App, or by checking the practice website to see if they accept telephone or email requests.

If you need medical help and are unsure what to do, call NHS 111 for help and advice. They are available 24 hours a day.