Changes to entering the clinic: Covid-19
If you have visited Leeds Fertility recently you will have been asked to sign in at our triage desk (at the entrance to the clinic), where we have also been taking the temperature of everyone entering the clinic. We realise that this has been more than has been required by the regulations, and we are pleased to say that we haven’t picked up anyone with signs of infection. We have therefore decided to discontinue the triage desk with effect from Monday 7th September 2020, but we will still be ringing patients before a new appointment to ensure that you are aware of what to look out for. We will continue to test patients who are attending for treatments and we still have to ask you to attend alone, without your partner, unless specifically advised that your partner needs to attend (or they are attending a pregnancy scan). We do appreciate that it can be difficult coming alone and we will do our very best to support you when you attend the unit.
We would like to remind you, do not leave your home if you have either:
- High temperature– this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
- New, continuous cough– this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
- Loss or change to your sense of smell or taste– this means you've noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal
To protect others, do not go to places like a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. Stay at home. Use the 111 online coronavirus service to find out what to do.
There are some important steps that you can take to protect yourself and others from the spread of coronavirus when travelling to and from your appointment and during your time in our clinic:
If you use public transport you must wear a mask or face covering.
Face coverings do not replace the need to follow social distancing rules but may prevent you passing on coronavirus before you have symptoms.
A cloth face covering should cover your mouth and nose while allowing you to breathe comfortably. It can be as simple as a scarf or bandanna that ties behind the head. When wearing a face covering, take care to tuck away any loose ends.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water. Use a sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available.
- Maintain two metres distance from people who are not part of your household.
- Always carry tissues with you and use them to catch a cough or sneeze. Then bin the tissue, and wash your hands, or use a sanitiser gel.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
We thank you in advance for helping yourself, our patients and our staff to stay safe.