How to get help this bank holiday

If you, or someone you live with, has coronavirus symptoms (high temperature and / or a new continuous cough and/ or a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste)

  • Get a test to check if you have Coronavirus by calling 119 or request online.
  • Stay at home.
  • Please do not go to your GP practice or community pharmacy.

If your symptoms get worse or you feel that you cannot manage at home, please refer to the NHS111 online coronavirus service. Only call 111 if you can’t get online or you’ve been instructed to.

Find out where the local testing sites are in Kirklees.

If you, or the people you live with, think you need advice from a GP or Practice Nurse for a health concern:

  • GP practices in Kirklees will be closed on Monday 31 August.
  • Appointments with a GP or practice nurse are available over the bank holiday weekend, including Bank Holiday Monday, through the extended access service.
  • This is not a walk in service. Appointments can be booked in advance through your GP practice.
  • If you have an appointment at the extended access service please wear a face covering if you able to.
  • You can contact your GP practice through online consultation. Visit your practice website to find out how.








Do you take regular medication?

  • Check you have enough medication to last over the bank holiday.
  • Order repeat prescriptions in your usual quantities at the usual time. Over ordering of your medicines may mean someone else has to go without their medicines.
  • Order your usual prescription online or by an app. Do not go to your GP practice or pharmacy to order prescriptions and only phone them if you cannot order online or by an app. You can order repeat prescriptions on the NHS App and through your GP surgery or pharmacy’s online service, where available. You can find out about ordering medicines online at

Community pharmacy services over the bank holiday

  • Some community pharmacies will be open on Monday 31 August. They may have different opening times.
  • Always check the NHS website or your pharmacy’s own website for details.
  • Community pharmacy opening hours on Saturday 29 August will be the same as normal.
  • Pharmacists and their teams are an essential part of the NHS and need your help and support during the coronavirus pandemic. Please always treat staff with respect; they are doing their best to provide you with the medicines and advice you need.
  • Please wear a face covering if you are able to when attending a pharmacy.








Urgent health concerns

  • NHS 111 is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, including the entire bank holiday weekend for more urgent health concerns. The service is now available online at, as well as by phone (dial 111) and should be accessed when your GP surgery is closed. You will receive a phone or online based assessment, and they will be able to refer you to the correct service as required.

Dental Services

If you think you need urgent dental treatment, do not go to a dentist.


  • call your dentist
  • use the NHS 111 online service if you cannot contact your dentist or you do not have one

They can give you advice, help you contact an urgent dental service or arrange treatment if needed.

Do not contact a GP. They cannot provide dental treatment.








Emergency medical help

For life-threatening emergencies, call 999 for an ambulance.

Try to avoid going straight to A&E instead of calling an ambulance.

Mental health

Mental health support and guidance is just a phone call away, 0800 183 0558 for anyone registered with GP practice in Kirklees.

Support is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and people don’t have to have used mental health services before.

Carers, or those concerned about a loved one or friend, can also call for advice

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