The Pharmacy Guild of Australia, Queensland, has re-launched an online community update service in order to keep Queenslanders informed about relevant COVID-19 health information, the availability of medications, purchase restrictions and any impact on support service delivery.
Queensland Branch President Professor Trent Twomey says it is vital in times like these that Queenslanders have clear, accessible and factual information about COVID-19.
We’re here to reassure Queenslanders that they can still access the support, services and medicines they need from their local community pharmacies, he says.
“The recent re-emergence of COVID-19 in pockets of South East Queensland this week may have caused concern among the community and its potential impact.
“We want to make sure we can alleviate some of the misinformation in circulation by communicating directly with people and keeping Queensland communities informed.
“Community pharmacies are a vital part of our primary healthcare system and are on the frontline of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. For more than 90 years the Pharmacy Guild has been a trusted provider of information, advice and expert knowledge on medicines and primary health care issues.”
He says that false information is one of the major problems being faced. “We saw a lot of panic buying earlier this year, and we want to continue ensuring that all Queenslanders have fair and equitable access to medicines.”
The community service allows those who register to be updated by email and will provide consumers with regular updates in a timely fashion.
To sign up for the free-of-charge service visit: findapharmacy.com.au/qldconsumer.