As we all know by now, the best way to stop the spread of COVID-19 (and get out of lockdown sooner) is to stay home, limit contact with others, and get vaccinated.
And Canberra has responded well with ways to get the essentials delivered, like groceries, meals from your favorite restaurants, local wines, beers and spirits, and many more goodies to help keep you healthy. of spirit.
But did you know that there is also a way to have your medications and other drugstore items delivered to you on the same day?
You are probably familiar with Capital Chemist, the local company with 21 pharmacies spread across Canberra, and more throughout the NSW region. What you might not realize is that you don’t have to go to the drugstore to shop with them, they can deliver to you.
Like many businesses, Capital Chemist has a number of employees currently in quarantine, and staff shortages have caused some pharmacies to operate reduced hours (check capitalchemist.com.au for the most recent hours).
Andrew Topp of Capital Chemist says that, as always, their goal is to help keep the community healthy, so they are doing what they can to minimize contact and encourage people to use their home delivery service.
There are several ways to order from your local Capital Chemist. You can contact them by phone or send your order by e-mail. The store will then confirm your order and proceed to payment over the phone.
The other way to do it is through an app. Each Capital Chemist pharmacy is connected to either the MedAdvisor the application or the myPharmacyLink (if you don’t know which one to use, just call your local Capital Chemist). Simply download the appropriate app, select the pharmacy and place your order, and it will be delivered to your front door.
“Lots of people use our apps all year round to order their prescriptions, but what people don’t always realize is that you can also use it to order something else at the pharmacy,” says Andrew. .
“Each store has a different denomination, but if you order before this time it will be delivered to you by a member of the pharmacy on the same day. Otherwise, he will be with you the next day. All deliveries are contactless and our staff all follow strict COVID security protocols to help keep everyone safe. “
If you wish to go in person, most Capital Chemist pharmacies will now serve you at the front door to ensure social distancing is maintained, only those who show up for a COVID-19 vaccination or other treatment will be admitted to the pharmacy.
“Keep in mind though that if you have symptoms like a sore throat, cough, fever, or shortness of breath, you don’t have to go to the pharmacy. Instead, that’s it. then it’s best to use our home delivery service, ”says Andrew.
“Whether you are visiting a pharmacy or ordering a home delivery, we really appreciate your patience. Our staff are working hard under difficult circumstances, but we are eager to assist you in any way we can. “
What: Get drugs and pharmaceuticals delivered to your doorstep with Capital Chemist.
Where: Available at 21 Capital Chemist pharmacies in Canberra. Click here to find your nearest pharmacy.
When: Available during opening hours. Click here to view the most recent hours of operation for your nearest Capital Chemist.
How: You can order by phone, email or via the corresponding app at your nearest pharmacy.