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Festive essentials

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21st December 2021 - We recommend the coronavirus page on the Government website for up to date information.

With the headlines changing day by day, it might be too early to say what Christmas parties and festive celebrations will look like this year. But, however big, or small, your festivities are, we have compiled a list of essentials to help make sure you have the best and safest time.

Here to keep loved ones safe

The current advice from the Government is to take a lateral flow test before visiting people who are of high risk or if you will be in a crowded or enclosed space with limited fresh air*. Christmas gatherings and family get-togethers may fall within these criteria so you may feel more comfortable taking a lateral flow test beforehand.

Lateral flow tests

Here for face masks

As of the 2nd of December 2021, the Government has announced that face coverings must be worn in certain indoor settings like shops and public transport**. Planning on getting a train, taxi or bus to visit loved ones this Christmas, or visiting the shops for last minute Christmas shopping? Make sure you’re prepared with our full range of reusable and disposable face masks.

Face masks

Here for hand sanitiser

When socialising at a loved one's house or venturing to a bar or restaurant this festive season, make sure you’re fully prepared with a handy hand sanitiser in your bag or coat pocket. At LloydsPharmacy we stock hand sanitisers for all the family.

Hand sanitiser

Here for heartburn

Christmas time can be filled with rich foods and maybe a glass or two of alcohol, both can be triggers for indigestion, we have a handy blog about avoiding indigestion at Christmas and we also have fast and effective relief from heartburn available online and in-store.

Indigestion & heartburn

Here for dancers

Planning on having a kitchen disco or hitting the dancefloor at your Christmas party? Perhaps you might be wearing new shoes or ditching the slippers for heels? If any blisters occur, we’ve got you covered.

Blister plasters

Here for headaches

Don’t let a headache stop you from celebrating with your loved ones this season; we have a wide selection of headache and migraine relief to get you back in the festive mood again.

Headache relief

Here for self-care

The festive season can be fraught with social pressures, so make sure you’re checking in with your mental health and looking after yourself. We have a blog on self-care tips as well as self-care essentials like relaxing bubble bath and bath soaks. 

Self-care essentials

Here for you

Remember during the busy festive season that LloydsPharmacy is here for you, from 1400 pharmacies nationwide, to LloydsPharmacy Online Doctor and LloydsDirect.

References

www.gov.uk/order-coronavirus-rapid-lateral-flow-tests
www.gov.uk/government/publications/face-coverings-when-to-wear-one-and-how-to-make-your-own/face-coverings-when-to-wear-one-and-how-to-make-your-own