End of Secretary of State emergency declaration

The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has today confirmed that the Secretary of State emergency declaration allowing the flexible provision of pharmacy opening hours and closures under the NHS regulations (2013) will end on 31st March 2022.

This decision follows representation from PSNC’s Regulations and Support Team for an extension to the emergency declaration.

DHSC has indicated that should there be a further wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, a new declaration of emergency would be considered.

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