Public and Bank Holiday Opening Requirements


For 2019, all NHS community pharmacies in England will not be required to open on the following days (unless otherwise directed by their local NHS England team):

  • New Year’s Day (1 January 2019)
  • Good Friday (19 April 2019)
  • Easter Sunday (21 April 2019)
  • Easter Monday (22 April 2019)
  • Early May Bank Holiday (6 May 2019)
  • Spring Bank Holiday (27 May 2019)
  • Summer Bank Holiday (26 August 2019)
  • Christmas Day (25 December 2019)
  • Boxing Day (26 December 2019)

PSNC’s annual opening hours factsheet provides contractors with a quick reference guide on which public and bank holidays pharmacies can close without giving notice. The factsheet for 2019 was published in the July 2018 CPN and is available to download here.