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I am pregnant and use public transport. Should I still go to the clinic?

If possible, walk to the clinic to avoid being close to other people. If you need to take a taxi, try to sit with space between you and others. You should take the same precautions to avoid COVID-19 infection as other people. You can help protect yourself by doing the following:

  • Wash hands as often as possible with soap for 20 seconds (or use alcohol sanitiser)
  • Try to stay more than 2 meters away from others, if you can and avoid crowded spaces.
  • Avoid touching your face.
  • Practice respiratory hygiene. This means cough or sneeze into your bent elbow covering your mouth and nose, or into a tissue which you must then throw straight away into a closed container and wash hands with soap for 20 seconds).

If you have fever, cough or difficulty breathing, seek medical care early. For advice on what to do and where to go, contact the free COVID-19 hotline (0800 029 999/0800 111 132).

Pregnant women and women who have recently delivered – including those affected by COVID-19 – should attend their routine care appointments.

If you can, phone before going to your clinic, to find out if special plans have been made for antenatal and postnatal visits.

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