Friday Letter 09/04/2020

Friday 9th April 2020

Easter Opening times 2020

London Pharmacy rota – Easter bank holiday opening times 2020 Click here to download

NHSE&I have announced that all community pharmacies in England are to open from 2pm to 5pm for both upcoming bank holidays, 10 April 2020 (Good Friday) and 13 April 2020 (Easter Monday).

The requirement is being made under the National Health Service (Amendments Relating to the Provision of Primary Care Services During a Pandemic etc.

If your pharmacy is unable to open during these hours for reasons beyond your control, please speak with the DoS team on 0300 0200 363.

Protective Screens

Pharmacies will receive a £300 payment to support the installation of protective screen barriers to protect staff. This will be paid automatically.

This payment is expected by 1st May 2020.

Pharmacy closures – Notifying NHS London region

If you need to notify NHSE London region of closures or changes in opening times, please ensure you send to the right email address.

Please ensure you send changes in opening hours to the team email not to the Director for London region.

NICE Guidance update – COVID-19

NICE publishes new COVID-19 guidelines on severe asthma, pneumonia, rheumatological disorders and symptom management

Published 4th April 2020, please see the guidance from NICE.

Click here to view

COVID-19 Government support information

Below are some key Government websites where you can access the latest information:

•      Government action plan:

•      Guidance on social distancing and stay at home:

•      Travel advice:

•      Support for businesses:

•      Tax helpline to support businesses who are concerned about paying their taxes:

•      Guide for employees, employers and businesses:

•      Budget 2020: tax-related documents:

•      NHS Coronavirus (COVID-19):

Allergy UK – Available Resources

PSNC Webinar next week

PSNC are hosting a webinar next Wednesday evening to support contractors with COVID-19

Contractor webinar
Wednesday 15th April
Book your place

Click here for more information

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