Police advice on crime and security during COVID-19

The National Business Crime Centre, a UK organisation hosted within the Metropolitan Police Service, has published new security advice for pharmacies during COVID-19.

This includes advice on security of premises, opening and closing times, secure storage, customers and deliveries, and ensuring any incidents are reported to the police.

This follows a call this week with a national police lead and other pharmacy organisations on how the police can engage with and support pharmacy staff on the frontline.

Robbie Turner, Director of Pharmacy and Member Experience, said:

“We’ve welcomed some really positive discussions with the police on safety and security of pharmacy teams and premises across GB during COVID-19. We know this is an issue they’re taking seriously and this new advice highlights how safety of staff is paramount. They’ve committed to working with us and across the profession to ensure pharmacy teams get the support they need.”