London Drugs is dedicating one hour of store time for health care workers and first responders.
The company said it will offer the last hour of the store, from 8 to 9 pm daily, Monday to Saturday, and 7 pm to 8 pm, every Sunday, for health care workers.
The dedicated shopping hour is for first responders, and frontline healthcare workers including hospital staff, care homes staff, medical centre employees and pharmacists.
In order to gain entry in the store, first responders and health care workers will be asked to show Employer ID or credentials from their place of work.
“From pharmacists to hospital staff, paramedics, nursing home employees and volunteers, we applaud all of your heroic work to care for people under these very trying times,” said Clint Mahlman, London Drugs president and chief operating officer.
More than 55 health care workers in BC have been affected with the COVID-19, and the number will likely grow as testing continues in the province.
A few days ago, the Christine Sorensen, the president of British Columbia Nurses Union, sent a letter to Ottawa, asking the government to do more to protect nurse and all other health care workers during the pandemic.