Maternity support during COVID-19

Read about how coronavirus could affect you, your baby and your pregnancy care.

To help stop the spread of coronavirus, the government is advising everyone to stay at home from 5 January 2021. You should only go out for medical appointments, exercise or if it is essential. To check the latest Government guidance please visit

If you’re pregnant, it’s important you:

  • wash your hands regularly
  • stay at home as much as possible and follow the advice on social distancing, such as staying at least 2 metres (3 steps) away from other people
  • stay away from anyone who has symptoms of coronavirus

You still need to go to all of your pregnancy (antenatal) scans and appointments unless you’re told not to.

Go to the full Government guidance



Healthwatch England – Last updated on 5 January 2021