Boots UK has waived prescription delivery charges for patients over 70 and those with underlying health conditions amid the coronavirus outbreak.
The news was confirmed by the Welsh Government Health and Social Care on Twitter.
They wrote:”@BootsUK have confirmed to us that due to the unprecedented health challenges we are facing, they are waiving prescription delivery charges for patients over 70 and those with underlying health conditions.”
They pointed out, however, where possible it would be best if someone could collect them for you.
The post continued: “Where possible please ask friends or family to collect on your behalf.”
While prescriptions in Wales are free, according to the Boots UK website home delivery of prescriptions in Wales and Scotland are usually subject to the England prescription levy charge.
It comes after Boots UK closed their Opticians and Hearingcare stores across the UK in order to protect the health and well-being of their customers and team.
Only a small number of “hub” opticians stores will remain open to care for those with essential or emergency eye care needs.
Meanwhile their stores are changing their opening hours as they see necessary, so make sure you check with your local before making a trip.
Boots UK are also asking customers to observe social distancing, particularly during busy periods, and are limiting sales of essentials.
This includes paracetamol, pain relief, cough and cold products, children’s medicine and more.
It comes as supermarkets across the UK implemented changes to opening times and limited stock amid coronavirus panic.