AS the coroanvirus crisis continues, the UK learns to adapt to its new rules during lockdown.

Residents have been told to stay at home unless it is absolutely essential or an emergency.

In just a few short weeks, life as we know it has changed for everyone - but mostly for those key workers who are on the frontline fight against coronavirus.

From NHS staff to retail employees, everyone has a part to play in ensuring society has what it needs to continue, and none more so than staff at pharmaceutical chain Boots

The Leader spoke to Adam Moore, store manager at Boots in Eagles Meadow shopping centre, to find out about life as a key worker on the frontline.

He said: "Working has certainly been challenging recently but our team has pulled together and is working tirelessly to be there for the Wrexham community.

"We are focusing all efforts on taking pressure off hospitals and the NHS as it comes under increasing strain and we’re doing everything we can to ensure patients get the medicine and healthcare advice that they need."

To keep staff and customers safe in stores, staff have been provided with protective equipment; like perspex screens and visors, floor markings and sashes which remind customers to observe the correct social distance.

Adam added: "We are also encouraging card transactions and are suggesting people bring their own pen to sign prescriptions. We regularly give the store a deep clean which means we may need to close the store temporarily during the day."

Adam says the store has seen a higher demand for home delivery prescription services, and says his team are "working hard" to ensure people who are unable to leave their house are still getting their prescriptions.

He continued: "We’ve also been supporting our local hospital – they asked us to help provide the nurses with hand cream as their hands are getting extremely sore from constantly washing them so our team straight away jumped on this and delivered a supply of hand cream for the nurses.

"I’m really proud to be working on the frontline and helping to protect the health of our community during this busy time.”