What you need to know about breast screening at different alert levels
Alert level 4:
Routine breast screening is paused and all mammogram appointments cancelled for the moment.
Results from screening tests are still being processed. If you’ve had a mammogram, you should get the result in the mail as normal. If you don’t, please contact your screening provider on 0800 270 200.
If your test result comes back needing urgent attention. Rest assured, you will be referred for care. If you have already received an appointment notice, your health provider will be working to prioritise your care, so that any urgent care can continue.
Alert level 2 and 3:
Screening occurs but some screening appointments may be postponned. You will be contacted by your breast screening provider if this is the case and to reschedule another appointment.
Your appointment may be slightly different than normal as staff will be taking additional precautions, including keeping their distance as much as possible. Appropriate safeguards will be in place to keep participants and staff safe, and all women are screened for COVID-19 symptoms prior to appointments.
All alert levels:
Test results needing urgent attention: At all alert levels rest assured you will get an appointment for further assessment and be referred for treatment.
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 currently you do have the option to defer your appointment if you wish.
If you have any questions: At any time if you have any questions, please contact your breast screening provider or call 0800 270 200.
Last updated: 7/09/2021 at 5pm