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May Bank Holiday Posted on 22 May 2020


This weekend (23, 24 and 25 May) people living in Birmingham and Solihull are being reminded of their healthcare options should they or their families feel unwell over the long weekend, as some services may not be open as normal.

A range of information and options can be found below, and via the links.

COVID-19 Care Assistant: This free 24/7 online service, accessed through Ask A&E and powered by Babylon, offers information on COVID-19 and self-isolating, with a free online symptom checker and access to live chat (8am-8pm) with University Hospital of Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust clinicians.

Pharmacy: Pharmacies will be treating Monday 25 May 2020 as a normal bank holiday. You can find out which Birmingham and Solihull pharmacies are open on bank holiday Monday here. Please do not attend if you have COVID-19 symptoms.

GP practice: GP practices will be closed over the Bank Holiday weekend (Saturday 23rd May to Monday 25th May 2020). Patients will be able to access GP services if required by calling their practice as normal. They will then be transferred to GP services providing cover for their practice.

NHS 111: This is available 24/7 by calling 111 or visiting

Walk-in, urgent care or urgent treatment centres: Locally, some of these options are still available – please check on the NHS website to ensure that your local site is open. Please do not attend if you have COVID-19 symptoms.

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