Information on NHS services in London over the May Bank Holidays

This Bank Holiday weekend, Londoners should follow Government guidance on staying safe.

If you do need medical help, the NHS will help you get the care you need.

If you or someone you live with has coronavirus symptoms (high temperature and/or a new continuous cough)

  • Stay at home and visit uk/coronavirus for health advice and guidance on isolation.
  • Do not go to your GP practice, pharmacy or A&E.
  • If your symptoms worsen, or you feel that you can’t manage at home, please visit the NHS111 online coronavirus service. Call 111 if you can’t get online or you’ve been told to do so.
  • Remember that 999 is for emergencies.

If you or people you live with don’t have coronavirus symptoms and you think you need advice from a GP

GP services are available this Bank Holiday weekend:

  • Contact your practice online or by phone to be assessed.
  • If your practice is not open but an appointment is necessary, you’ll be advised of the next steps. Your appointment may be at another nearby service.

If you need advice from a pharmacist that isn’t related to coronavirus

  • For minor medical problems, not related to coronavirus, many local pharmacies will be open and are able to help this weekend – although their opening times may be different.
  • We have asked a number of pharmacies in London to open for longer hours on Friday 8 May and Monday 25 May Bank Holidays, and you can view this list here.
  • If the pharmacy you are looking for isn’t listed, then search for a pharmacy at

If you think you need urgent dental treatment

  • Call your dentist.
  • If you cannot contact your dentist, or you do not have one, use the NHS 111 online service or call if you can’t get online.
  • If an appointment is necessary, this will be arranged at an urgent dental care centre.

If you need urgent and emergency health care

  • Visit 111 online or call.
  • If it’s serious or a life-threatening emergency, then call 999.
  • If you are told to go to hospital, then you must go. The NHS will help you get the care you need.