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Delivery of Medicines

We are receiving an increase in the number of support requests for delivery of medicines due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We have identified community pharmacies that deliver across Tameside and Glossop. Please take note of the following:
  • Avoid pharmacies if you are showing symptoms of COVID-19: If you have a dry, persistent cough, fever or shortness of breath, please don’t go to your local pharmacy.
  • Be patient: All pharmacies are under immense pressure and working around the clock to ensure that you get what you need.
  • Respect pharmacy staff: they are providing NHS services and deserve the same respect as any other frontline NHS worker.
  • Order medicines and purchase products as normal: there is no need to stockpile. There are enough medicines for everyone, so long as everyone only orders the prescriptions and buys the medicines they really need. We are all in this together and we need to remember that stockpiling causes problems for more vulnerable people in our communities.
  • Ensure that patients are requested ask their friends, relatives, neighbours or other nominated representative(s) to collect medicines in the first instance to reduce demand and pressure on delivery services.
Please only request delivery of medicines if you have no other option.  This will help to ensure that pharmacies have the ability to deliver to those who are in need.

Pharmacies that deliver around Tameside and Glossop

  • Ashton
  • Denton
  • Glossop
  • Hyde
  • Stalybridge


Boots Pharmacy:
We offer free postal delivery for NHS Repeat prescriptions ordered online.
For online private prescriptions, if the order is less than £45, the postal delivery cost is £3.50. If the order is over £45, we’ll deliver your medicines free of charge
Please note, if your order includes an NHS one off prescription and a private prescription costing less than £45 you will be charged £3.50 for postal delivery.
For prescriptions ordered in store, the delivery cost is £5 per delivery or £55 per year.
Please visit the website for more information - https://www.boots.com/online/pharmacy
Pharmacy First:
There is a small delivery charge of £3.19 on all orders sent 2nd Class and £3.49 on 1st Class and £4.99 for 1st Class Signed For™ delivery. We offer free Second Class delivery on all orders above £40* for customers who purchase using our website. To qualify for free 1st Class delivery, you must spend over £70. Our delivery charge includes packaging and handling in addition to postal costs, which we pay to Royal Mail on your behalf. *Free delivery over £40 excludes prescription medication.
Please visit the website for more information- https://www.pharmacyfirst.co.uk/delivery