COVID-19

Will the Midwife On Tap service still be running during the Coronavirus Pandemic?

Yes, our service will continue to run as normal during the COVID-19 pandemic. We wish to provide women with high-quality postnatal care during this time especially as we know that many of you may have limited support during this challenging period.

 

We would like to reassure you that we will be following UK Government advice in order to control the spread of COVID-19. It is a personal decision as to whether you would still like to use our services. Should you choose to continue with us, we will ensure that we:

- practice good hygiene 

- wear appropriate PPE as per NHS policy

- screen every client for symptoms of COVID-19 prior to appointments to ensure your safety as well as ours.

We ask that you support us with keeping everyone safe by updating us should you or anyone in your household develop symptoms of:

- high temperature

- a new, continuous cough

- a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste

What do I need to provide for the appointments?

You will not need to prepare or provide anything. We will come with our PPE in order to protect you and your family. It is not compulsory for you or your family to wear a mask in your own home however if you would feel more comfortable then this is absolutely okay. We would greatly appreciate soap and a clean hand towel to wash our hands on arrival at your home.

What happens if I miss an appointment or an appointment needs to be cancelled due to developing symptoms?

Should you develop symptoms, we would ask that you give us as much notice as possible so that we could look at offering a video conference appointment in place of a face-to-face visit. Should your period of isolation fall outside of the period of 28 days post-birth - we would recommend, video conferencing in lieu of face-to-face appointments. This is to ensure that we reduce the spread of the virus, maintain safety whilst still providing you with a bespoke care package.

Useful links for further information on Coronavirus during pregnancy and beyond

Guidance on signs and symptoms for Coronavirus

For UK Government advice on social distancing

Royal College of Midwives Professional Bodies Statement

Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists Guidance