Coronavirus Updates

Supporting Our Patients During COVID-19 Outbreak

If you, or anyone you live with develops symptoms of COVID-19 prior to your appointment, you must inform the clinic as soon as possible and your appointment will be moved until after the isolation period. Symptoms could include:

  • the onset of a new continuous cough
  • a high temperature
  • the loss of, or change in, your normal sense of smell or taste.

If you are required to self isolate, you should contact your clinic and re-schedule your appointment. Your clinic will ask you to re-confirm that you are not experiencing any symptoms when you arrive for your appointment.

Mask Wearing


Wearing a mask protects you, they protect others including your baby, even before birth.

  • 1 in 10 pregnant women in hospital with COVID-19 need intensive care.
  • Women with symptoms of COVID-19 are twice as likely to give birth early, exposing baby to the risks of prematurity.
  • Pregnant women who tested positive for COVID-19 at the time of birth are more likely to develop pre-eclampsia or need an emergency caesarean.

Window to the Womb is a healthcare setting like your Doctor’s, Dentist, or a hospital. From 30th November 2021, mask wearing has become mandatory - if you are attending a clinic, you must wear a mask or face covering (unless exempt).

PPE and Clinic Cleaning

All our staff will continue to wear PPE and are continuing with our strict COVID cleaning policies. Please use our hand sterilizing facilities when you are in the clinic.

How Many People Can I Bring?

As a healthcare setting we are continuing to limit the number of guests at our clinics to keep everyone safe. Each clinic has been assessed according to its size to ensure adequate social distancing is possible and please contact your local clinic for guest numbers.

Maternity Care in Hospital

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) have expressed the importance of continuing to receive antenatal care during the Coronavirus outbreak:

“It is really important that you continue to attend your scheduled routine care when you are well. If you have symptoms of possible coronavirus infection, you should contact your midwife to postpone routine visits until after the isolation period is over.”

Additional Support

We are keeping the Care Quality Commission (CQC) updated with all changes during the outbreak.

We are continuing to follow the guidance from PHE and RCOG.

We are listed on the Crown Commercial Service (CCS) catalogue for Coronavirus suppliers to offer our support to the public sector.

We are working with a number (but not all) NHS trusts to adjust our referral pathways and adapt our services to best support trusts at a local level.