Australia Post has launched its Pharmacy Home Delivery Service, following the Australian Government announcement allocating $25m to fund home medicine services in the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic.
Pharmacies around the country will offer free delivery on prescriptions to their customers and take advantage of Australia Post’s national network. The initiative incorporates Australia Post’s contactless delivery in line with current COVID-19 guidelines. Deliveries are to be made to homes, or to a local Post Offices or 24/7 Parcel Lockers for pick-up.
The new delivery option will support vulnerable Australians. The initiative has been developed in association with the Pharmacy Guild of Australia and allows vulnerable members of the community to receive medication and other essential supplies (under 500grams) through Australia Post’s Express Post network, once a month, and pharmacies can receive the full cost back through government rebate.
Source: Australia Post
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