Please attribute any comments to Queensland Pharmacy Guild Branch President, Chris Owen:
“Community pharmacies are open for business and well-prepared for the temporary COVID-19 lock down announced by the Queensland Government today. As primary healthcare providers, Community Pharmacies are here to help all Queenslanders, and already have protocols in place to ensure their safety and well-being. These include:
- ensuring that all Queensland patients have fair and equitable access to their essential medicines
- ensuring patients maintain adequate social distancing while in store
- putting in place maximum purchasing limits to ensure supplies of items like PPE, masks and hand sanitiser can be fairly distributed across the community.