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In the last GRTU newSTRING, we inadvertently published wrong information about pharmacy opening hours in the future. We have had a meeting, along with the Chamber of Pharmacists, and we have agreed IN PRINCIPLE to the following:
The minimum opening hours for Pharmacies are between 9.00 am and 12.00 pm and between 4.00pm and 7.00 pm on weekdays and Saturdays. There is no other minimum set. These are minimum hours and a pharmacy is free to open longer than this, remain open during mid-day or whatever it wishes.
However, on Saturday afternoon, ONE pharmacy in every local council has to open, according to a special roster that will be published. The other pharmacies can opt to open, or close, as they wish.
There is no change in the Sunday and Public holiday roster. This will remain as before.
It is imperative that all pharmacies have affixed in a prominent place the name and address of the pharmacy required to open in their local council on Saturday afternoon and, also, the pharmacy opening in their district on Sunday.
The present situation is that together with the Superintendent of Public health, we are fine tuning a Legal Notice in order to effect this change. We will, of course, inform you when this change will take place. We expect this to happen in the coming weeks. Pharmacy owners are asked NOT to effect any changes unless given the go ahead by GRTU and the Chamber of Pharmacists.
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