Residents are being urged to plan ahead to make sure they have necessary medicine during the Easter holidays.

Most GP surgeries will be closed over the long weekend, but a selection of pharmacies will be available for advice.

Boots, in George Yard, Braintree, will be open from 9am to 5.30pm on Good Friday and 10am to 4pm on Easter Monday.

Tesco Pharmacy in Great Notley will also be open from 11am to 6pm on both days.

On Easter Sunday, Waldmans Pharmacy, in Chelmer Village, Chelmsford, will open from 11am to 1pm.

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