A BOOTS store in Reading will be among 60 stores which will be closing to allow attention to be placed towards stores which remain busier and necessary during lockdown.

All of the selected stores will be closed by next Wednesday (April 15).

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The store based at Reading Station will be closed, while the main stores in the town will remain open for now.

The closing stores are typically in city centre or shopping centre locations and are usually within a few minutes’ walk to the next closest Boots pharmacy.

Customers will be able locate their nearest stores by visiting Boots.com.

A spokesman for Boots said: "All over the country, we are working tirelessly to support the NHS and to provide our customers with the advice, healthcare, medicine and products that they need.

"We are committed to being there for the people that need us and we will not leave a community without a pharmacy.

"We would like to thank our colleagues for their work and our customers for their support and generosity."