Everyone should stay
home in line with government guidance.
If you or
someone you live with has coronavirus symptoms (high
temperature and/or a new continuous
If you or
people you live with don't have coronavirus symptoms and you think
you need advice from a GP practice or pharmacy for a health
GP practices over the bank holiday
If you think you need to talk to your GP practice about
something other than coronavirus:
1. Contact your GP practice online or by phone to be
assessed. If your practice is not open for any reason you will be
directed to another nearby service.
2. If a face-to-face appointment is necessary, you'll be
advised on this.
Community pharmacy services over the bank
Pharmacists and their teams are an essential part of the NHS and
need your help and support during the coronavirus pandemic. Always
treat our staff with respect, they are doing their best to
provide you with the medicines and advice you need.
Important information on prescriptions during the
1. Order repeat prescriptions in your usual quantities at
the usual time. Over ordering of your medicines may mean someone
else has to go without their medicines.
2. Order your usual prescription online or by an app. Do
not go to your GP practice or pharmacy to order prescriptions and
only phone them if you cannot order online or by an app. You can
order repeat prescriptions on the NHS App and through your GP
surgery or pharmacy's online service, where available. You can find
out about ordering medicines online at www.nhs.uk
3. If you have a prescription to collect:
1. For everyone else, if you are going into a pharmacy in
person, follow social distancing rules and the rules put in place
by the pharmacy to protect you and their staff
2. Pharmacies may have altered opening times to manage
3. Sales of some medicines may be restricted in quantity
by pharmacies to ensure that there is enough for everyone.
Published 9th April 2020
'I am writing to congratulate you on your wonderful staff you
have working for you at DMH.'
Patient, Catering / Porters / Domestics, Darlington Memorial