COVID-19 CORONAVIRUS UPDATES:
We're closely monitoring the spread of COVID-19 and our priority is continuing to deliver care to the women who need us. Click here to read more.

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Coronavirus COVID-19 Guidance

COVID-19 Guidance: We are open as usual and we are here if you need us

We will keep this notice under regular review and will publish any updates on this page. This Coronavirus COVID-19 Guidance was last updated on 6 April 2020.  We're closely monitoring the spread of coronavirus disease, or COVID-19.

Marie Stopes UK's priority is continuing to deliver care to the women who need us. Unless we have contacted to tell you otherwise, please be assured that your appointment is going ahead as normal.

Brand-new TELEMEDICINE service

Following initial screening, a phone consultation and all necessary safeguarding checks, eligible women will be able to take both sets of abortion pills at home WITHOUT attending a clinic.

The Prime Minister has made a statement about stricter social-distancing measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19, including the closure of some workplaces – these closures do not impact our abortion care clinics as we are providing an essential medical service.

You ARE allowed to leave your home to visit our clinics.

 

Marie Stopes UK, the NHS and Public Health England (PHE) are extremely well prepared for outbreaks of new infectious diseases. 

Please ensure you follow the latest government guidance at this link.

You can self-refer

Remember that you don't need a GP referral to access our services. You can call our advice line 24 hours a day, everyday.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

We have collected some frequently asked questions to ensure all of our clents know what to do in specific circumstances.

What do I do if I come in to contact with someone who has a confirmed case of coronavirus prior to my appointment?

  • You will need to self-isolate and rebook your appointment after establishing you are no longer symptomatic: please follow the latest government guidance at this link;
  • If you are over 18 weeks pregnant, please call us to prevent delays to your treatment;
  • Upon arrival at the clinic we will also complete Covid-19 sympton checks.

 

What do I do if the clinic is closed on the day of my treatment.

  • We have a UK wide briefing daily to keep up to date with the public health guidance and will amend our guidance in line with their recommendations. If any changes in guidance affects your appointment with us, we will contact you to make alternative arrangements. 

 

What do I do if I’ve got a high temperature and new continuous cough, shall I still come to my appointment?

  • You will need to self-isolate and rebook your appointment if you have a high temperature and new continuous cough (coughing for more than an hour or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24hours please follow the latest government guidance at this link. If you do not have a high temperature and/or a new continuous cough then you will be risk assessed prior to your appointment;
  • If you are over 18 weeks pregnant, please call us to prevent delays to your treatment;
  • Upon arrival at the clinic we will also complete COVID-19 symptom checks.

 

What do I do if my appointment is moved to another location, will you pay for my travel?

  • If this is the case, we will offer you an appointment at the closest location to you.

 

TO KNOW MORE

For more information and advice please follow the latest government guidance at this link.

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