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Coronavirus (COVID-19): a message to everyone we support.

Example letter for a friend or family member to collect your prescription

If you're self-isolating at home with coronavirus symptoms, a friend or family member can collect your prescription from your local pharmacy. Find out more about how our prescriptions are changing during coronavirus.

When they go, they should take:

  • a handwritten or printed letter, based on the example below and signed by you
  • some ID, like a passport or driving license

They only need to take the letter on their first visit during the date it covers.

But they need to take their ID every time they go.

Example letter

[Today’s date]

Dear Pharmacist

I [insert your name] give permission as discussed for [insert your friend or family member's name] to collect my medication from [insert dates, up to a maximum of two weeks] as I am self-isolating because of coronavirus.

Thanks for your help.

[insert your signature]