Bank Holiday Opening


For 2019, all NHS community pharmacies in England will not be required to open on the following days (unless otherwise directed by their local NHS England team):

Christmas Day (25 December 2018)

Boxing Day (26 December 2018)

New Year’s Day (1 January 2019)

Good Friday (19 April 2019)

Easter Sunday (21 April 2019)

Easter Monday (22 April 2019)

Early May Bank Holiday (6 May 2019)

Spring Bank Holiday (27 May 2019)

Summer Bank Holiday (26 August 2019)

Christmas Day (25 December 2019)

Boxing Day (26 December 2019)

PSNC’s annual opening hours factsheet provides contractors with a quick reference guide on which public and bank holidays pharmacies can close without giving notice. The factsheet for 2019 was published in the July 2018 CPN and is available to download here.


Bank Holidays 2019

The May and August bank holiday hours rota is now available here and is the most up to date listing.

Other pharmacies may be open, but have not notified NHS England GM office and are therefore not included in this rota.