Getting help on Bank Holiday Monday 25 May

Some pharmacies will be open but most GP surgeries will be closed.
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Four pharmacies will be open in Reading this coming Bank Holiday, on Monday 25 May 2020.

People can get advice, buy over the counter medicines or pick up any urgent prescriptions.

However most GP services will be closed. People with health issues, including suspected coronavirus symptoms, are advised to contact NHS 111 online, or call NHS 111.

Local pharmacies open on the Bank Holiday

Boots in Broad Street: 11am-4pm

Asda Pharmacy in Tilehurst: 9am-6pm

Tesco Pharmacy, Portman Road: 10am -6pm

Oxford Road Pharmacy: 10am-6pm

Full details of all pharmacies open in Reading, Wokingham and West Berkshire, can be found on this table provided by Berkshire West Clinical Commissioning Group.

If you have an urgent problem but aren’t sure if you should go to A&E, try the Royal Berkshire Hospital’s online tool to advise you on what to do, at

The council’s One Reading Community Hub for people with urgent welfare needs during the pandemic, will be open 9am-1pm on Saturday 23 May. Call 0808 1894325.

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