What you need to know about breast screening & COVID-19
Breast screening is a critical health service. It will be offered to all eligible women across the traffic light system and under all three phases of the Government’s Omicron response plan.
If you have an appointment, please attend. Some screening appointments may be postponed under phases 2 and 3, but this will vary region by region. If postponed, you will be contacted by your breast screening provider to reschedule your appointment.
At present your appointment may be slightly different than normal as staff will be taking additional precautions, including keeping their distance as much as possible.
If you are worried about symptoms, such as changes to your breasts, talk to your family doctor. GP surgeries will prioritise appointments for urgent health needs during the COVID 19 response.
Option to postpone appointment: If you do not feel comfortable attending your appointment, you can defer it.
You can have your mammogram even if you have not had your COVID-19 vaccinations. You will not be asked to show a My Vaccine Pass, but you will be asked if you have COVID symptoms or have recently been in contact with someone who has COVID-19. You will be asked to wear a mask.
If you have any questions: Please contact your breast screening provider or call 0800 270 200.
Last updated: 23/02/2022