Here is a run-down of what services are available and how you can get health advice over the late May bank holiday:


NHS 111

People who need urgent NHS care across Sefton are being asked to contact NHS 111 before going to a hospital accident and emergency department or walk-in centre.

NHS 111 will direct people to the most appropriate health service which may include a walk-in centre, GP practice, pharmacy or hospital.

If patients are assessed as needing to attend a hospital or a walk-in centre, they will get a timed appointment or they will be triaged over the phone by a clinician.

Litherland Walk-in Centre and the urgent treatment centre in Ormskirk are both open from 8am to 8pm on Bank Holiday Monday.

In a medical emergency, people should always call 999.



You can find a wealth of trusted advice about hundreds of health conditions and details of GPs, pharmacies in your local area by visiting This useful website also includes a handy symptom checker.

You can also get the NHS App on the App Store or Google Play. The NHS App is the simple and secure way to access a range of NHS services on your smartphone and tablet.



Pharmacies can offer expert advice on a wide range of everyday health concerns. If you require a repeat prescription, remember to order it on time to ensure you have the medication you need.

Some pharmacies will be open on bank holiday Monday. Details of which pharmacies are open are available here.

Although many chemists will be open over the bank holiday, the table below contains the details of places we know for certain will be. If you are unsure and would like to contact your local pharmacist directly, you can find their telephone number by using the NHS choices website.


Bank holiday Monday
(31 May 2021)

ASDA Pharmacy

Central 12 Shopping Park, Derby Road, Southport

01704 502 250 

9am to 6pm


Unit 3, Central 12 Shopping Park, Derby Road, Southport, PR9 0TQ

01704 536 937

9am to 6pm


31 - 39 Chapel Street, Southport, PR8 1AH

01704 533 907

11am to 5pm 

Lloyds Pharmacy (Sainsburys Store)

St Georges Place, Lord Street, Southport, PR9 0AF

01704 512 275

10am to 4pm

Rowlands Pharmacy

Chapel Lane, Formby, L37 4DL

01704 872 009

Midday to 1pm

Tesco Instore Pharmacy

Town Lane, Southport,

0345 677 9628

9am to 6pm

Please note this information is subject to change; check with your pharmacy before you visit.


GP services

To access a GP out of hours call NHS 111 or visit


Mental health support

If you need to speak to someone over the bank holiday, you can call the following:

  • The psychological support line from Mersey Care NHS is available 8am to 8pm for those anxiety or depression due to the pandemic. Call 0151 473 0303.
  • For urgent mental health and support 24/7 call 0800 145 6570. This service from Mersey Care provides access to urgent mental health support, including for those in crisis.
  • Information on more support services is available at


Emergency dental treatment

For emergency treatment when your dentist is closed, call 0161 476 9651.


COVID-19 testing

If you need a COVID-19 test over the bank holiday weekend, details for testing sites across Sefton are available here.

If you have symptoms of COVID-19 or have been in contact with someone who has tested positive and require a PCR test call 119 or go to

If you need medical advice about your symptoms visit:

Please note this information is correct at the time of writing and subject to change. For the latest guidance, see Sefton Council’s website.