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LloydsPharmacy Ireland - Corona Virus Updates


2020-04-30

Symptoms of coronavirus

It can take up to 14 days for symptoms of coronavirus to appear. They can be similar to the symptoms of cold and flu.

Common symptoms of coronavirus include:

Compare symptoms of coronavirus, flu and cold

Symptoms

Coronavirus
Symptoms range from mild to severe

Flu
Abrupt onset of symptoms

Cold
Gradual onset of symptoms

Fever or chills Common Common Rare
Cough Common (usually dry) Common (usually dry) Mild
Fatigue Sometimes Common Sometimes
Aches and pains Sometimes Common Common
Sore throat Sometimes Sometimes Common
Headaches Sometimes Common Rare
Shortness of breath Sometimes No No
Runny or Stuffy Nose Rare Sometimes Common
Diarrhoea Rare Sometimes in children No
Sneezing No No Common

If you have any of these symptoms, you should behave as if you have the virus and self-isolate for 14 days. People in your household will need to restrict their movements.

CURRENT OPENING HOURS:

In order to provide continued service to communities while protecting our staff and customers LloydsPharmacy stores will be continuing to review our opening hours regularly and updates will be shared across our social channels. 

 

 ****************UPDATE 30th APRIL****************

For the latest opening hours over the May bank holiday weekend click below.

CLICK HERE FOR MAY BANK HOLIDAY WEEKEND OPENING HOURS

  

 ****************UPDATE 19th APRIL****************

We have updated our opening hours. See link below for latest opening hours.

CLICK HERE FOR OUR LATEST OPENING HOURS

 

 ****************UPDATE 9th APRIL****************

Our Easter Opening Hours are now available for you to view online using the below link.

CLICK HERE FOR OUR LATEST OPENING HOURS

 

 ****************UPDATE 3rd APRIL****************

Help us protect our communities by doing the following:

  • If your feeling unwell please phone the pharmacy instead of coming in
  • Ring ahead to order your prescription and give at least 24 hour’s notice for non-urgent prescriptions
  • Do not congregate in the pharmacy while your prescription is being dispensed
  • Maintain a physical separation of 2m from the person beside you while in the pharmacy
  • Ideally pay by card, by contactless where possible

 

LloydsOnline Doctor update:

Due to the current coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic we have had to adapt some of our services, and we are experiencing an increased demand.

Please be aware there may be a delay while we reply to your messages and process your prescriptions and allow up to 14 days for postal prescriptions.

In addition, until further notice, pharmacists cannot take your blood pressure, height and weight in-store. If required for your treatment, you will now be asked about your blood pressure during your consultation and will not be requested to get in-store checks.

If you have any questions, please contact our Customer Service team via your Patient Record.

Find contact details and more information at https://www.lloydsonlinedoctor.ie/

 

****************UPDATE 29th MARCH****************

All our stores remain open as our colleagues continue to serve and care for our communities. Remember you can order your prescription by phone. Find your nearest store details here using our store finder - STORE FINDER (PLEASE NOTE HOURS MAY DIFFER - REFER HERE FOR LATEST OPENING HOURS)

Thank you to all our wonderful and hardworking colleagues for looking after everyone in their communities and thank you to our customers for their patience and support.

 

***UPDATE 23rd MARCH - PRESS RELEASE***  

We will be continuing to review our opening hours regularly and updates will be shared across our social channels.
 
Monday - Saturday: 9am – 6pm - (closed 1-2pm for lunch) 
Sunday - CLOSED   

 

***UPDATE 20th MARCH - PRESS RELEASE***

LloydsPharmacy Stores are here for you

20th March 2020:

LloydsPharmacy want to reassure customers that service will continue to be provided to communities. All 90 stores nationwide are fully operational and store colleagues are working tirelessly during this pressurised time to support customers, they remain focused and committed to serving customers and patients across the country.

LloydsPharmacy teams have introduced a number of new steps in stores to protect the health and safety of all patients and colleagues. The following precautionary measures have been implemented and are continually reviewed:

  • Temporary Perspex screens are being installed at the dispensary tills in every Pharmacy this week
  • Patients and customers are being asked, where possible, to pay by contactless as it is quicker and more hygienic
  • To maintain social distancing guidelines, restrictions that limit the number of customers in store at any one time have been introduced. Pharmacies are being equipped with temporary barriers so that customers can queue 2 meters apart
  • Customers on repeat prescriptions are being asked to call ahead for their prescriptions to avoid unnecessary waiting in the pharmacy
  • Customers are asked to wait outside or in their cars if there are delays in store preparing scripts
  • Family, friends or neighbours are asked to collect for elderly or vulnerable people

These measures have been introduced to ensure the care of LloydsPharmacy customers and colleagues is at the heart of everything we do. LloydsPharmacy teams across the country are there to help in any way they can and want to reassure the public that there is no need to stockpile or purchase in bulk as medicines are continually restocked. In line with regulatory guidelines only one month’s Prescription medication can be dispensed to patients.

Pat Watt Sales and Marketing Director, LloydsPharmacy Ireland said “The management at LloydsPharmacy would like to thank all our colleagues for their hard work, dedication and unwavering commitment to their customer and patients during these challenging times.”

Over the last number of days there have been instances of misinformation in relation to COVID 19 across social media and other channels. LloydsPharmacy encourage customers to only gain news and insights from trusted and reliable sources, such as HSE.ie.

Regular updates on LloydsPharmacy stores will be available at www.lloydspharmacy.ie and from the LloydsPharmacy official social media channels.

Facebook @LloydsPharmacyIreland

Instagram @LloydsPharmIrl

Twitter @LloydsPharmacyIre

Please visit the LloydsPharmacy store locator to locate your local LloydsPharmacy. (PLEASE NOTE HOURS MAY DIFFER - REFER HERE FOR LATEST OPENING HOURS)

 

UPDATE 19th March:

MAX TWO PEOPLE - Help us help the community! 
We ask that only 2 people enter the pharmacy at once.

Remember to keep a safe distance of 2 meters between you and other customers while queuing.

STOP AND THINK - Before you visit your local LloydsPharmacy ask yourself:
If you have travelled from regions with an outbreak, been in contact with a confirmed case or are showing symptoms such as fever, shortness of breath or a cough. If so please contact your local GP or the HSE on 1850 24 1850 and follow their advice.

 

UPDATE 16th March:

COVID-19

The current situation is unprecedented for everyone including our pharmacy colleagues.

We politely ask you to help us, to help you, by doing the following:

  • Maintain a social distance of 2m from the person beside/next to you while in the pharmacy
  • For your safety we are limiting the pharmacy to 2 customers at any one time
  • It would be helpful if you could phone for your prescription with 24 hours notice
  • It would be helpful to leave your contact details in case we need to contact you
  • Ideally use contactless payments where possible

Following advice from the HSE, we will not be filling more than one month of any individual prescription at a time.

These measures are to limit your personal interactions in an effort to protect YOU, OUR PHARMACY TEAM and the MOST VULNERABLE PATIENTS in our communities.

We thank you for your co-operation and continued support at this difficult time.

YOUR PHARMACY TEAM


UPDATE 12th March:

We are suspending the below non-essential services in our stores in response to COVID-19:

Sore Throat Screen
24H BP Monitor
BP Monitoring
Vaccination Services
Change Your Health Direction

Please note PRESCRIPTIONS ARE NOT AFFECTED.

Symptoms of coronavirus

It can take up to 14 days for symptoms of coronavirus to appear.

The main symptoms to look out for are:
- a cough - this can be any kind of cough, not just dry
- shortness of breath
- breathing difficulties
- fever (high temperature) or chills
- Other symptoms are fatigue, headaches, sore throat, aches and pains.

The National Public Health Emergency Team has advised anyone who has symptoms to self-isolate for 14 days.
If you have any of the most common symptoms and have been to a place where there is spread of coronavirus.

When you need to call a GP

For most people who have these symptoms now, it is more likely to be an infection that is not coronavirus.

But if you have symptoms of coronavirus, you need to self-isolate and phone your GP. They will assess you over the phone. If your doctor thinks you need to be tested they will arrange a test for coronavirus.

Close contact

This is only a guide but close contact can mean:

- spending more than 15 minutes face-to-face contact within 2 metres of an infected person
living in the same house or shared accommodation as an infected person

Anyone with symptoms of coronavirus who has been in close contact with a confirmed case in the last 14 days should:

- isolate themselves from other people - this means going into a different, well-ventilated room alone, with a phone
- phone their GP, or emergency department
- Self-isolation and self-quarantine

How coronavirus is spread

Coronavirus is spread in sneeze or cough droplets.
You could get the virus if you:
- come into close contact with someone who has the virus and is coughing or sneezing
- touch surfaces that someone who has the virus has coughed or sneezed on
- Simple household disinfectants can kill the virus on surfaces. Clean the surface first and then use a disinfectant.

If you have respiratory symptoms, do not attend your pharmacy in person. Phone your pharmacist if you need to order a prescription. Ask a family member to collect any medicines you need.

COVID-19 updates - https://www.hse.ie/eng/services/news/newsfeatures/covid19-updates/ - how the health service is responding to the global spread of coronavirus