Coronavirus and community pharmacies: check opening times, order what you need when you need it & arrange deliveriesRead Now
As the UK responds to the COVID-19 pandemic, community pharmacies in Dorset, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight are working hard to ensure that everyone gets the medicines they need when they need them.
Check the opening times of your local pharmacy before visiting
Please remember to check the opening times of your local pharmacy. Many pharmacies will have made changes to their opening times, including being closed at lunch time to catch up with the increased demand for prescriptions. You can find your nearest pharmacy contact details here: www.nhs.uk/service-search/find-a-pharmacy
Order what you need, don't stockpile
There is no shortage of medicines, but if there is an increased demand due to people stockpiling medicines or asking for longer prescriptions, shortages may be experienced. Order what you need, when you need it.
Arrange prescription deliveries
The government is helping pharmacies to deliver prescriptions. Prescriptions will continue to cover the same length of time as usual. If you do not currently have your prescriptions collected or delivered, you can arrange this by:
For more information on Covid-19, visit Public Health England or the NHS websites.