Treatment During COVID-19

Following the new government announcement on 31st October 2020 The Sussex Downs Fertility Centre is continuing to offer treatments and services as planned. We are monitoring the situation daily, and we are restricting any visitors to the centre from any tier 3 locations. Please continue to follow the guidelines when you are visiting the centre by wearing a mask, do not visit the centre if you have any symptoms and isolate during treatment. If you have any questions then please call us.

All patients and visitors are asked to read the information on this page and to complete the questionnaire below before visiting the centre.

1. Please read The Code of Conduct for Patients & Staff During Covid-19 Pandemic

It’s our aim at The Sussex Downs Fertility Centre to provide a safe working environment for patients and staff during this pandemic. To assist in providing this, everyone visiting the centre are expected to observe the Code of Conduct below.

The SDFC Code of Conduct’s main aim is that people attending the centre, whether in person or by telephone, should behave in a manner that respects the rights of others and the centre environment.

The following is required of everyone visiting the centre:

· To follow the social distancing guidelines and wear a mask during every visit to the centre, when you enter the centre use the hand sanitiser

· Complete the questionnaire on this page before your visit or if the circumstances in your household change

· Please do not arrive early for an appointment

· Inform the centre immediately via telephone if your circumstances/condition changes or anyone close to you develops any of the symptoms by calling 01323 410333. Please do not visit the centre until you have spoken to someone at the centre

· Maintain the 1-2m distance in the centre from other patients and visitors where possible

Any person acting in an unacceptable manner can be asked by a member of staff to stop behaving in such a way and to observe the Code of Conduct. If a person repeatedly fails to observe the Code of Conduct, the staff could ask a patient to register elsewhere.

2. Treatment at the Centre During Covid 19

At The Sussex Downs Fertility Centre all patients will be assessed prior to booking any appointments, please note the following:

· The centre will not offer treatments to those with any major underlying health conditions (please contact us on 01323 410333) if you require any additional information.

· All patients will be asked to isolate during their treatment

· To protect our patients and help prevent the spread of infection, we are not allowing additional people in our centre just those who have an appointment.

· If you are located in a lockdown area/tier three are and plan to attend the centre then please call us to discuss on 01323 410333 prior to your visit

· Any visitor with a high temperature or a new, continuous cough will not be allowed into the centre.

3. Covid Questionnaire

This must be completed by everyone prior to their visit to the centre or you will not be able to attend your appointment.

This screening questionnaire should be completed no later than 48hrs prior to your appointment.

If you’ve already submitted a screening questionnaire, we may ask you to resubmit a new questionnaire to provide more up-to-date information.

PLEASE NOTE: We understand that having treatment is a sensitive and emotional time for our patients, we are asking all patients to attend their appointments alone to keep the number of patients in the centre down to a minimum to reduce the risk of possible infection. We are also asking patients to self isolate after your stimulation and until your embryo transfer. When you are in the centre please bring and wear a mask and follow the social distancing guidelines. Thank you for your understanding.

You can read more information in our FAQ on COVID-19 here

Read FAQ on COVID-19