Many pharmacies are open across South Cumbria on Bank Holiday Monday for those with minor ailments or those who rely on regular medication. 

This year, Bank Holiday falls on May 27 and the pharmacies that remain open may only do so for limited hours.

Pharmacists are trained healthcare professionals who can easily help with minor illnesses such as coughs and colds, itchy eyes and earache.

If symptoms indicate something that may be more serious, they can signpost you to other NHS services, such as a GP or A&E to get the help you need.

With no appointment needed, local pharmacy teams offer a fast and convenient service and can offer the privacy of a consultation room.

According to the Lancashire and South Cumbria Integrated Care Board, new data revealed this month showed that although 82% of people aged 18 to 40 trust the advice provided by their local pharmacist only 19 % of people said they would go to a pharmacy first when experiencing minor health concerns (e g cough, cold or earache).

While 93% of people know where their local pharmacy is, nearly half of those surveyed do not use it when experiencing minor health concerns, opting to speak to their GP first.

64% of those aged 18 to 40 did not know that pharmacists train for five years before they’re fully qualified.

If you’re experiencing a minor health concern, speak to your local pharmacist to get expert advice straight away.

Here are the pharmacies open in South Cumbria on Bank Holiday Monday:

Boots Unit 10, 66 Stricklandgate Kendal LA9 4PU 01539 720180 10:30 16:30

Asda Pharmacy Burton Road Kendal LA9 7JA 01539 742410 10:00 16:00

Tesco Instore Pharmacy Corner House Park Barrow in Furness LA14 2NE 0191 693 0899 / 0345 6779051 10:00 16:00

Asda Pharmacy Walney Road Market Cross Barrow in Furness LA14 5UG 01229 842510 10:00 16:00

Boots (P) Units 8-9 Market Cross Ambleside LA22 9BT 01539 433355 10:30 17:30

Windermere Community Pharmacy 16 Crescent Road Windermere Cumbria LA23 1DT 01539 443417 10:30 15:30