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Information for pregnant women and their families

Whilst there is currently no evidence to show that pregnant women are more likely to get seriously ill from COVID-19, pregnant women have been classified as moderate risk (clinically vulnerable) as a precaution.

The current guidance for pregnant women is the same as that for the general population:

  • Observe social distancing
  • Wash your hands regularly
  • If you meet another household, outside your extended household, stay outdoor
  • Work can from home if you can
  • Stay at home and get tested if you or anyone in your extended household has symptoms 

If women are in the third trimester of pregnancy (28 weeks+), they should be particularly attentive to social distancing. For more information click here.

With regard to employment, there is a legal requirement for a risk assessment to be carried out on all pregnant women, irrespective of the size of the business.