Covid-19: Easter opening support pack

6th April 2020

This Easter opening resource aims to support members to comply with the directives within each of the four countries. The information provided should enable members to plan in advance and ensure they are ready for Easter weekend and includes a poster which you can use to show your opening hours. Additionally, a template letter is provided to help members communicate requirements with staff.

For members in Scotland: The Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport, Jeane Freeman stated in the Scottish Government press briefing 7/4/20 that she was pleased CPS responded so positively to her request for pharmacies to open on Good Friday and Easter Monday where possible to do so. This is further to the statement from CPS in their daily update from  1/4/20 which explained why community pharmacies being open longer than usual over the holiday period would be beneficial to the NHS in the current situation. CPS in their daily update 07/04/2020 stated they thought “not everyone will need to open” however “you should consider where you can help” to provide pharmaceutical care across Health Boards.