Poster asking people to wear face coverings and warnings about the symptons of COVID-19

Made:
2020 in United Kingdom

Three copies of A3 poster with the words "STOP Unless you are medically exempt, please ensure you are wearing a mask or face covering. Do not enter this pharmacy if you have possible Coronavirus symptoms: fever, a new, persistent cough, shortness of breath, sudden loss of taste or smell. If you have symptoms of Covid-19 visit www.111.nhs.uk/service/COVID-19", used at Kamsons Pharmacy branches during the COVID-19 pandemic, 2020

In May 2020, loss of taste and/or smell were officially added to the United Kingdom’s list of coronavirus symptoms. Originally only a fever and cough were symptoms which triggered self-isolation and testing for individuals and their households. Beginning in June 2020, face coverings are mandatory on public transport in England to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and also followed the World Health Organisation’s advice. Originally face coverings were thought encourage a false sense of security and would those in key services personal protective equipment. On 24 July 2020, face coverings were mandatory in shops, supermarkets and takeaways and later further extended to museums, galleries, cinemas and another indoor activities. Rules and guidance around face coverings has changed as restrictions have been introduced or lessened responding to the pandemic in real time. People who are exempt have sometimes been confronted by others for appearing to not follow the rules.

During national lockdowns, pharmacies were identified as a key service remaining open and often extending their opening hours to accommodate more services. Many people turned to their local pharmacies as a first point of contact for healthcare advice when other options such as hospitals, GPs and dentists were either overwhelmed or closed. Many pharmacies were and are also essential to vaccination roll out including flu and COVID-19 vaccines. Kamsons Pharmacy is a family run business with over 70 pharmacies in England. The first pharmacy in the group was opened in Uckfield, Sussex over forty years ago, where their warehouse and headquarters remain. The company name derives from the business being owned by brothers Bipin, Piyoosh and Bharat Chotai whose father was called Kam, so they are Kam’s sons.

Details

Category:
Pharmacy-ware
Object Number:
2022-197
Materials:
paper
Measurements:
overall: 420 mm x 297 mm
type:
poster

Parts

Poster asking people to wear face coverings and warnings about the symptons of COVID-19

Poster asking people to wear face coverings and warnings about the symptons of COVID-19

Materials:
paper
Object Number:
2022-197/1
type:
poster
Poster asking people to wear face coverings and warnings about the symptons of COVID-19

Poster asking people to wear face coverings and warnings about the symptons of COVID-19

Materials:
paper
Object Number:
2022-197/2
type:
poster
Poster asking people to wear face coverings and warnings about the symptons of COVID-19

Poster asking people to wear face coverings and warnings about the symptons of COVID-19

Materials:
paper
Object Number:
2022-197/3
type:
poster