Isle of Wight pharmacies are poised to open this May bank holiday (Monday, May 27), ready to serve the community.

Dates and opening times might vary, and it is advised to contact the pharmacy before attending to verify their operation and medicine availability.

The Isle of Wight pharmacies open this Bank Holiday Monday are as follows:

  • Kemkay Chemist, Avenue Road, Freshwater – 2pm to 5pm (01983 752908)
  • Boots the Chemists, High Street, Newport – 10am to 4pm (01983 522595)
  • Boots the Chemists, High Street, Ryde – 10am to 4pm (01983 562280)
  • Tesco Pharmacy, Brading Road, Ryde – 10am to 4pm (01633591005)
  • Boots the Chemists, High Street, Sandown – 10am to 4pm (01983 403897)
  • Jhoots Pharmacy, The Broadway, Sandown – 10am to 1pm (01983 405436)
  • Yarmouth Pharmacy, Quay Street, Yarmouth – 8.30am to 6pm (01983 760260)

Dr Lara Alloway, chief medical officer for NHS Hampshire and Isle of Wight said: “Hospitals and GPs across the Isle of Wight have been really busy over the last few weeks, and I want to remind everyone that local community pharmacists are here to help you during the bank holiday weekend.

“The pharmacy teams are able to provide you with expert advice on how to treat many common health conditions and they can give you advice regarding medications or direct you to the right service if you need further support.

“Our urgent treatment centres are also open during the bank holiday weekend and they can provide fast, convenient and expert care for anyone with a minor injury or illness that is not life or limb threatening.

“We would also remind people who are on repeat medication to ensure that they check that they have enough supplies to get them through the bank holiday, as obviously, despite the bank holiday cover, a number of pharmacies will be closed.”