Boots opening and closing times for August Bank Holiday Monday

The August bank holiday is the perfect opportunity to head to Boots, but only if you know your local store’s opening times.

Here’s everything you’ll need to know if you want to stock up for all your health and beauty needs.

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Check your local Boots opening hours for the bank holiday
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When is Boots open over the bank holiday?

Usually, Boots stores are open from as early as 7am and close between 8pm and 10pm.

Some of the larger stores will have longer opening hours.

Most Boots branches will remain open on Monday, but many will close around 6pm.

Times at each store will vary, though, so it’s a good idea to check your local store’s opening hours in advance.

How can I check if my local Boots pharmacy will be open?

You can find out if and when your local branch is open by using the Store Locator on their website.

Simply type in your postcode and it will be able to tell you the specific opening times for that branch.

You can also see suggestions for alternative stores nearby, should your nearest store be closed.

If your closest Boots pharmacy is located within a shopping centre, it is advisable to check the opening times of the precinct as well.

What bank holidays are remaining in 2019?

Each year sees eight bank holidays in England and Wales.

The next after Monday will be Christmas Day, followed closely by Boxing Day, and then New Year’s.

The UK has fewer bank holidays than most other European countries.

Recent years have seen some people pushing for extra holidays to honour the patron saints days of the constituent countries of the UK.

Why do Scotland and Northern Ireland have more bank holidays?

Scotland has nine bank holidays a year while Northern Ireland has ten.

Those extra days mark events of particular significance in each country’s culture.

In Scotland, January 2 is a bank holiday because of the extra importance of Hogmanay and New Year’s in the country.

St Andrew’s Day is also a public holiday, though has to be taken instead of another bank holiday.

As well as St. Patrick’s Day, Northern Ireland has a bank holiday on July 12 to celebrate the victory of protestant William of Orange at the Battle of the Boyne.

Bank or public holidays do not have to be given to employees as paid leave, an employer can decide whether to include bank holidays as part of a worker’s statutory leave.

The Government website has more details on what your worker’s rights are in regards to public holidays.

Bank holidays may also impact how benefits are paid, the website explains how they may be affected.

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