Accessing Healthcare Over the Bank Holiday

The NHS is reminding residents across Essex to play their part this Easter – by following social distancing guidance, staying at home and using the NHS responsibly so that services are there for those who really need it.

Dr Anna Davey, Chair of Mid Essex Clinical Commissioning Group, said: “Over the bank holiday weekend, please be reassured that the NHS is still seeing patients who need it, if you have a non-COVID related health issue, it is important you still seek the appropriate medical attention, we can and will help you. If you have a life-threatening emergency it is important you call 999.

“If you do have the symptoms of COVID-19, you should not go out at all for seven days and your family or flatmates should not go out for 14 days. If you are concerned with your symptoms and want advice you should go to 111 online. If you don’t have internet access call 111.”

This year many local pharmacies will be open on both bank holidays, however some pharmacies may have adjusted their usual opening times so we would advise you check before you travel. You can find your nearest pharmacy by visiting

For information on how to access healthcare this Easter, click on your area below:

Mid Essex

South East Essex

North East Essex