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Opening hours change for Community Pharmacies across Ayrshire & Arran during Covid-19 outbreak

In order to ensure our community pharmacies are open to maintain medicine supplies during the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the NHS Ayrshire & Arran have taken the decision to change opening hours of all community pharmacies across Ayrshire and Arran.

Pharmacies will now open one hour later and close one hour earlier than their normal opening hours. They will also close for one hour at lunch time.

Dr Crawford McGuffie, Medical Director explains:

“We need to ensure pharmacies are open to maintain medicine supplies. Pharmacy staff need time to clean premises to protect the public and themselves and catch up with the overwhelming increase in prescription volume.

“We do ask members of the public to be patient and allow extra dispensing time before collecting your prescription.

“And remember, if you any coronavirus symptoms, please ask someone else to collect your medicines for you.”

For information on the normal pharmacy opening hours, please visit

The best way to protect yourself and others against coronavirus (COVID-19) is to wash your hands with soap and water, or use a sanitiser gel, regularly throughout the day.


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