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 Halstead High Street, will be open from 9am to 5.30pm on Good Friday and 10am to 4pm on Easter Monday.

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

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