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Covid-19 (Coronavirus)

Information and guidance for public, NHSGGC staff, and community-based services.  Hospital visiting restrictions now in place.

Know who to turn to this festive period

Pharmacy Festive Opening Times

Pharmacies located within Health Centres will be closed on 25th to 29th December and again on 1st to 5th January, and other pharmacies will also be closed on these days.  However, you can find out which Pharmacies are open on these days using the links below. 

Always make sure you have enough medicines to last you through the days your pharmacy is closed.  If you need urgent medication, call one of the pharmacies on our PDF list below.

Pharmacy Opening Times - Christmas (PDF - added 23/12/20)

Pharmacy Opening Times - New Year (PDF - added 23/12/20)

NHS 24 - There to help over the festive period

Your GP will be closed on the Christmas and New Year public holidays; 25th & 28th December and again on 1st & 4th January 2021.

If you need medical attention that cannot wait for your GP practice to reopen, call NHS 24 on 111.

If you think you need to attend the Emergency Department but it's not life threatening, or if you need to attend a Minor Injuries Unit, call NHS 24 on 111.

If you need general medical advice, please go to

Information about COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

For information on how our services are affected by Coronavirus, visit our Public & Patients pages.

You'll also find the most recent information and guidance, public health advice at:

If you have symptoms of COVID-19

If you’ve developed a new continuous cough and/or a fever/high temperature in the last 7 days, stay at home for 7 days from the start of your symptoms even if you think your symptoms are mild. Do not go to your GP, pharmacy or hospital. Read our stay at home guidance for households with possible coronavirus (COVID-19) infection.

You should phone 111 if:

  • your symptoms worsen during home isolation, especially if you’re in a high or extremely high risk group
  • breathlessness develops or worsens, particularly if you’re in a high or extremely high risk group
  • your symptoms haven’t improved in 7 days

If you have a medical emergency, phone 999 and tell them you have COVID-19 symptoms.

Caring for a cough at home

Caring for a fever at home


All year round

How to choose the right option for your condition - and when to access essential services, day and night, all year round.

  • For immediate advice - when your GP surgery or Dental Practice is closed and you’re too ill to wait - call NHS 24 on 111. This is your quickest way to get the right care, in the right place, at the right time.

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Last Updated: 23 December 2020