Community pharmacy services will be available in parts of North Lincolnshire during Bank Holiday Monday (25 May) – if you need medicine or healthcare advice not relating to coronavirus.
While GP practices will be closed during Bank Holiday Monday, pharmacies will be open to offer treatments and free advice on common illnesses and ailments, including colds, flu, minor rashes and pain relief.
North Lincolnshire pharmacy Bank Holiday Monday opening times can be viewed here
It is recommended that you contact your local pharmacy to check opening times before travelling as their opening hours are subject change.
People who use regular prescribed medication should also make sure they order and collect any prescriptions in good time before the holidays begin to ensure they don’t run out of medicine.
If you need urgent medical help that is not a life-threatening situation, you should use the NHS 111 online service 111.nhs.uk (or call 111 if you cannot get online). Call 999 if you have a serious or life-threatening emergency.
You can often self-treat many minor illnesses and injuries at home by keeping your medicine cabinet and first aid kit well stocked with medicines such as paracetamol and ibuprofen.
People who have coronavirus symptoms should not visit a pharmacy or any other health service, and instead use the NHS 111 online service 111.nhs.uk/covid-19 (or call 111 if they cannot get online) to seek help.
If you or someone you live with has any of the coronavirus symptoms (a high temperature, a new continuous cough, or a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste), you should:
- Stay at home.
- If your symptoms worsen or you feel that you cannot manage at home, please contact the NHS 111 service for help.
- Please do not go to your GP practice or community pharmacy.