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Important Information regarding COVID-19 - Please read X

Updated 12/12/2021

We wanted to update you about our plans to continue to support you during this very unsure time.  We have a link at the bottom of the page to the RCOG (Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology) who give regularly updated guidance for Covid-19 and pregnancy. The RCOG guidelines suggest that pregnant women are in a slightly increased risk group for Covid-19 and this risk also slightly increases again in the third trimester (28 weeks onwards) which we take very seriously and is reflected in our guidelines.

Our clinics being medical and diagnostic, will remain in line with the changing impact of Covid-19 and any variants. With the latest guidance regarding the increased transmission risk of the Omicron variant means that we will sadly be reducing the number of people that can attend the scan to the person having the scan and one other adult from the same household. During the scan we are face to face less than a meter from the person having the scan for longer than 15 minutes which increases risks of transmission of Covid – 19 for all. We ask that that where possible, children do not attend the scan but also understand the difficulty this poses so please contact us to discuss this in advance.  We need to ensure we remain as Covid secure as possible because if we need to cancel a clinic we are unlikely to be able to offer alternative appointments which will lead to a great of dissapointment.

We are asking for everyone to attend on time and not early for their scan to reduce time waiting in the reception area. Facemasks must be worn throughout the appointment in the clinic unless you are exempt.

On arrival please use the hand sanitiser or bathroom to wash your hands.

At the end of each scan you will not need to wait around and can leave directly from the scanning room which again reduces time with anyone else waiting in reception. The scanning room is then cleaned before the next patient arrives. Our staff are maintaining a stringent hand washing policy to reduce the risk of transmission.

The overwhelming need to keep your families and ours safe will mean that if you or anyone within your home is displaying any signs of Covid-19 or in self isolation please stay away and we will see you after isolation period set by the Government.

We completely understand the worry at this point, pregnancy can be a time of anxiety as it is without this additional concern  – we have attached a link to a valuable source of information which will hopefully be able to answer any concerns you have – we are also here if you have any questions.

In short we are talking every measure to keep you, your family and our families safe at this time.

Keep well and you know where we are if you need anything.

Kindest regards,

The Scanning Room Team xx

https://www.rcog.org.uk/en/guidelines-research-services/guidelines/coronavirus-pregnancy/covid-19-virus-infection-and-pregnancy/

SHOREHAM

HAYWARDS HEATH