THE following Community Pharmacies will be open on Bank Holiday Monday May 2.

Duns - GLM Romanes 9am – 12 noon. Galashiels – Boots and Tesco 9am – 6pm. Hawick Lindsay & Gilmour 9am – 6pm. Jedburgh Pharmacy 8.45am – 5.30pm. Kelso Boots Pharmacy 9am – 5.30pm and Lloyds Pharmacy 8.30am – 5.30pm. Lauder Pharmacy 9am – 1pm and 2pm – 6pm. Selkirk Lindsay and Gilmour 9am – 6pm.

Community Pharmacists can provide you with expert advice and treatment for a range of common illnesses and ailments, and give advice about your medicines.

NHS Borders are asking the public to be considerate when attending their local pharmacy.

They say that if you have been told to self-isolate or if you have symptoms of coronavirus please do not go into the pharmacy yourself but stay at home and make arrangements for either someone else to pick up your medication or ask your pharmacy to have your prescription delivered to your home, as you may unintentionally be putting yourself, Pharmacy staff and others at unnecessary risk.

If you or someone you care for is unwell and can’t wait until your GP practice re-opens, contact NHS 24 on 111. If it is an emergency, dial 999 for an ambulance.

Most GP Practices will be closed on Monday 2 May with the exception of Coldstream Medical Practice; Roxburgh Street Medical Practice in Galashiels, Kelso Medical Practice and Stow & Lauder Medical Practices in both Stow and Lauder.

NHS Borders advice people not attend their GP practice without an appointment as access to practice buildings is still restricted.

If you need to see your GP please phone the practice. If you are asked to attend an appointment please arrive on time, but not early. To limit the number of people in our buildings if you arrive early you may be asked to wait outside.

The Public Dental Service at Hawick Dental Centre, Coldstream Dental Centre, Kelso Health Centre and Galashiels Health Centre will be closed.

If you have a Dental Emergency that cannot wait please phone NHS24 on 111 between 6pm Friday 29 April to 8am Tuesday 3 May.

What to do if you have symptoms of Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Anyone with symptoms consistent with Covid-19, however mild, should self-isolate and book a PCR test online at or by calling 119 if you can’t get online.

The most common symptoms of Covid-19 are new:

• continuous cough

• Fever / high temperature (37.8C or greater)

• loss of, or change in, sense of smell or taste (anosmia)

A new continuous cough is where you: have a new cough that’s lasted for an hour, have had three or more episodes of coughing in 24 hours or are coughing more than usual

If your symptoms worsen during home isolation or are no better after 10 days then you should phone your GP.

If you need a sick note due to coronavirus, please don’t contact your GP or NHS 24. You can download a sick/isolation note directly from the