Information on NHS services in London over the August Bank Holiday

This August Bank Holiday, Londoners should follow government advice on coronavirus. This includes remembering to wash your hands regularly, wearing a face covering where required, and making space between yourself and those not in your household or support bubble. For more information on government advice, visit

If you need medical help this weekend, please follow our advice:

If you or someone you live with has any of the main coronavirus symptoms (a high temperature, a new continuous cough, a loss or change in taste/smell):

  • Get a test to check if you have coronavirus as soon as possible. Call freephone number 119 or book at
  • Stay at home and do not have visitors until you get your test result – only leave your home to have a test. Anyone you live with, and anyone in your support bubble, must also stay at home until you get your result.
  • If your symptoms worsen, or you feel that you can’t manage at home, visit or call freephone number 111 if you don’t have access online.

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

GP services are available this weekend. If you need to talk to a GP or nurse about something other than coronavirus:

  • Contact your own GP practice to be assessed. If the practice isn’t open, call freephone number 111 or visit
  • If an appointment or online/telephone consultation is necessary, you’ll be advised of the next steps.
  • Remember that A&E and 999 are for emergencies.

If you need advice or medication from a pharmacist:

  • For minor medical problems, many local pharmacies will be open and are able to help this weekend – although their opening times may be different.
  • Check the opening times for pharmacies in your borough of London here:

If you or a member of your household or support bubble have coronavirus symptoms, please do not visit a pharmacy.

Stay at home and visit for information and advice.