GPs and pharmacies shut over Easter

People in the Borders are being offered a final reminder to plan ahead as part of this year’s Be Ready for Easter campaign.

With coughs and colds still common during Easter, particularly with the cold weather of late, NHS Scotland wants Scots to take a few simple steps to look after their health this month.

By knowing when their GP surgery is open, re-stocking their medicine cabinet and making sure they order any repeat prescriptions they need for themselves and those they look after ahead of Easter, people can ensure they make the most of the holiday weekend.

NHS 24 Medical Director Professor George Crooks, said: “With many GP surgeries across Scotland closed for up to four days over the Easter holiday weekend, it’s vital to plan ahead and ensure you and your family stay well this spring.

“We are advising people to keep remedies for common ailments available, to make sure they have enough medication to see them through the holidays and to know when they can get an appointment at their GP surgery.”

All GP practices in the Borders will be shut on Easter Monday, April 1 with the majority of pharmacies also closed.

In Berwickshire the only pharmacy open is Romaines of Duns which will open its doors for two hours from 9-11am.