COVID-19

Customers will need to stand two metres apart in-store and whilst queuing, we will also only be able to have three customers in-store at any one time. Both of these measures are for the safety of you and your colleagues.

The demand for pharmacy services has rapidly increased due to the on-going Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. To help us manage this demand and serve our communities the medicines we have adjusted our closing time. Between Monday and Friday we are open 8:30am to 6:00pm; however, we will be available on the phone until 7:00pm. There are no changes to our Saturday opening hours these remain 9:00am to 1:00pm. These temporary changes will minimise disruption to prescription services and give our healthcare teams the time they need to serve our community safely.

We are still receiving, processing and delivering your normal prescriptions so please either call or email (rexall.chemist@nhs.net) to order you prescriptions.

We recommend the coronavirus page on the NHS website for more up to date information.

Coronavirus symptoms

> high temperature – you feel hot to touch on your chest or back

> a new, continuous cough – you are coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)

If you have been in contact with someone with coronavirus or have symptoms stay at home. Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital, instead use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service or call NHS 111.

What can I do to protect myself against respiratory viral infections?

To look after your health, we recommend you follow these simple steps to protect yourself and those around you against respiratory viral infections:

Washing your hands – be sure to wash your hands regularly for at least 20 seconds throughout the day, especially after coughing, being on public transport or before/after handling food. For extra protection we recommend keeping hand sanitiser with you at all times as it’s easy-to-carry and cleanses without the need for rinsing.

Throw tissues in the bin – when coughing or sneezing, it’s always best to cover your mouth with a tissue to stop bacteria-carrying droplets from spreading to those around you. It’s important to throw your tissues in the bin with a lid after each use.

Avoid close contact with people who appear unwell – it’s always nice to offer help to a poorly friend or colleague but try to do it from a distance to avoid the spread of germs.