Store managers at Central England Co-op have joined pleas for people to stay home unless absolutely necessary this Easter Bank Holiday as they work to provide food and essentials for their communities.
Many community pharmacies will also be open on Good Friday and Easter Monday.
While the public is being urged to follow government advice to stay home, NHS services will be operating as normal.
'Patients should contact their practice in the normal way (online or by phone) and if they need to be seen, they will be directed to their normal surgery, or, in some cases, another practice in the local area.
Pharmacies across the city region will be open on Good Friday and Easter Monday from 2-5pm, at minimum.
Outside their normal practice opening hours and on Easter Saturday and Easter Sunday, out-of-hours GP services will continue to be provided in the normal way by Kernow Health CIC - the integrated urgent care service.
"NHS staff across the country are pulling out all the stops to treat and care for patients during the coronavirus outbreak - this won't stop during the bank holiday weekend".
Sarah Macdonald, director of primary care and public health commissioning for the NHS in the South East added: "We would like to thank the public for their perseverance and continued support to stay at home".
As part of the response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Global Positioning System and pharmacies have made special arrangements to ensure their services are accessible over Easter by working in close partnership with the out of hours services to make sure patients are well supported. "Stay home, protect front line workers and save lives".
Repeat prescriptions should be ordered in their usual quantities at the usual time, either online or on the NHS App.