Latest Advice
The most common symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are recent onset of:
  • New continuous cough and/or
  • High temperature
  • loss or change to your sense of smell or taste  

For most people, coronavirus (COVID-19) will be a mild illness If you have coronavirus symptoms:
  • Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital
  • You do not need to contact 111 to tell them you're staying at home
  • Testing for coronavirus is not needed if you're staying at home
  • Plan ahead and ask others for help to ensure that you can successfully stay at home and consider what can be done for vulnerable people in the household
  • Ask your employer, friends and family to help you to get the things you need to stay at home
  • Wash your hands regularly for 20 seconds, each time using soap and water, or use hand sanitiser
  • If you feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home, or your condition gets worse, or your symptoms do not get better after 7 days, then use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service. If you do not have internet access, call NHS 111. For a medical emergency dial 999
  • Visit NHS 111 Online for more information

Stay at Home
  • If you live alone and you have symptoms of coronavirus illness (COVID-19), however mild, stay at home for 7 days from when your symptoms started. (See ending isolation section below for more information)
  • If you live with others and you or one of them have symptoms of coronavirus, then all household members must stay at home and not leave the house for 14 days. The 14-day period starts from the day when the first person in the house became ill
  • It is likely that people living within a household will infect each other or be infected already. Staying at home for 14 days will greatly reduce the overall amount of infection the household could pass on to others in the community
  • For anyone in the household who starts displaying symptoms, they need to stay at home for 7 days from when the symptoms appeared, regardless of what day they are on in the original 14 day isolation period. (See ending isolation section below for more information
  • If you can, move any vulnerable individuals (such as the elderly and those with underlying health conditions) out of your home, to stay with friends or family for the duration of the home isolation period
  • If you cannot move vulnerable people out of your home, stay away from them as much as possible
Find out more about UK Gov Coronavirus Response
Don't show this again
Shopping Cart
In Store
Total Excl VAT
Open Hours
What we have to say about your health and well being
Aug 2013
Prescription Costs
Here at McNallys we are dedicated to giving our customers good value for their money. As a result we have a customer base that extends to all 26 counties in the south. Here is a recent article that was published in the Irish Independent regarding cross border prescription price discrepancies. Reilly must act on the price of medicines here AT a time when money is scarce and every penny counts for the average family, the least people should be able to expect is that their Government doesn't – through either design or inaction – add to their financial woes. But the cost of prescription medicines, which are a jawdropping seven times dearer in the Republic than the North, is one such case. The Consumer Association, among others, has pointed out, on numerous occasions, that the method of structuring prices here is grossly unfair. Surely it is time that Health MinisterJames Reilly took a firm stand on this disgraceful situation. For example, a month's supply of Atorvastatin – a generic cholesterol-lowering drug – costs as much as €41.59 in one pharmacy in the Republic, compared with just €5.88 in Newry. Added up over a year, that is a difference of more than €400. In the case of low-dosage aspirin, the price in the North is a quarter of what it is in some southern pharmacies. It costs €2.11 for a month's supply in Newry, but €9.12 in the Republic. The reason for outrageous discrepancies like this – and there are numerous other examples – is because the ex-factory price of generic and patented drugs set by the State and manufacturers is higher in the Republic than other European countries. It seems too that the UK also has a much stronger generic tradition, with 80pc of drugs there generic, versus just 18pc here. The HSE is bringing in new measures to reduce the price of generic drugs, with the price of Atorvastatin set to fall by 20pc next month and others to follow. But Atorvastatin will still remain about four times dearer than inNorthern Ireland. The Consumers' Association of Ireland's chief executive Dermott Jewell said: "At a time when people are struggling to afford the basics of life, it is outrageous that the price of medicine is still so astronomically high. We have pointed out many, many times that the method of structuring prices is unfair and the Minister for Health James Reilly needs to look at this once and for all." Minister Reilly indeed does need to focus his attention on this issue and then to act decisively. And quickly.
5 Monaghan Street, Co Down
County Armagh
BT35 6BB
0044 (0) 28 3026 2110
Contact Us
Premises GPhC Number:
Cookie Policy
Privacy Policy
Terms And Conditions
Copyright 2019