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Screening during the Coronavirus Pandemic

Newborn Bloodspot Screening, Antenatal Screening and the Newborn Hearing Screening programmes have continued during the Coronavirus pandemic as these all have a short window of time for prompt identification and treatment.  We will try our best to continue although this is dependent on our staffing levels and those of our colleagues in the health boards.

Taking part in screening is something you can do to look after you and your baby’s health. 

Keeping safe

Your midwife will talk to you about how screening will take place within your Health Board. They will explain what measures are in place to keep you and your baby safe.

It is really important that you tell your midwife if you or your baby have symptoms of coronavirus, have tested positive, or have been advised to quarantine or self-isolate.

The symptoms of coronavirus are one or more of the following:

  • New continuous cough
  •  High temperature
  • Loss of or change to your normal sense of smell or taste

To find out more about COVID-19 vaccination and pregnancy visit:

It is really important that you tell your midwife if you will not be attending your appointment, for whatever reason.  


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