COVID-19 and cervical screening
The programme is continuing to operate, with appropriate safeguards in place to keep participants and staff safe. Your screening provider will contact you if there is a change to your scheduled appointment. It is important that everyone keeps as up-to-date as possible with screening.
If you have missed a screening appointment or are due for your next test, your health provider will be sending you an invitation.
Women who are assessed as being at higher risk, such as those who have a history of abnormal results, will be invited to screen first.
Attending appointments: If you are worried about how you will be able to attend your appointment, discuss any concerns with your provider. They can work with you to find a solution to issues such as child care or financial problems, so you don’t miss your test.
It’s your choice who you visit for cervical screening. As well as GPs, Family Planning and some community health providers offer cervical screening. These include low-cost and free options for some women.