GP surgeries to remain open on Easter bank holiday days

All GP surgeries in Trafford will be supported to remain open on Good Friday and Easter Monday this year.

Whilst many practices are carrying out their duties remotely as much as possible, they are still available for Trafford patients during the coronavirus pandemic.

Dr Mark Jarvis, Medical Director at NHS Trafford Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), said:

“Further to national guidance from NHS England, we are supporting all Trafford practices to be able to provide services – remotely wherever possible – on Good Friday and Easter Monday.

Our professional and committed GP practice colleagues across Trafford have risen to the unique challenges that face us and I thank them for their efforts.”

Local pharmacies may also be open for at least three hours on Good Friday and Easter Monday but please check the hours listed on the Greater Manchester Local Pharmaceutical Committee website – we expect these will be updated soon.

Out-of-hours services remain in place – 6.30pm-8am Monday to Friday and 6.30pm Friday to 8am Monday over the weekend, accessible by calling 111.

If you have symptoms of coronavirus (a high temperature or a new, continuous cough), use the 111 coronavirus service.

If you need medical help or advice not related to coronavirus:

  • for health information and advice, use the NHS website or your GP surgery website
  • for urgent medical help, use the NHS 111 online service – only call 111 if you're unable to get help online
  • for life-threatening emergencies, call 999 for an ambulance

Read more advice about getting medical help at home.

Posted on Wednesday 8th April 2020