COVID-19

Miss Claire Mellon & Associates is OPEN to support you in accordance with Government guidelines.

Prior to your appointment

  • Do not attend your appointment if you have a cough, shortness of breath, fever or loss of smell or taste. Please contact us at the earliest opportunity if you are experiencing symptoms in order to rearrange your appointment.

  • If a member of your household or recent contact has been diagnosed with Covid-19 or are experiencing the above symptoms, please self isolate for 10 days and contact us in order to rearrange your appointment.

  • If you have recently travelled to an area deemed to be high-risk of Covid-19, please note you will have to self-isolate for 14 days and and contact us in order to rearrange your appointment if it falls within this period.

What to expect at your appointment

  • Please do not arrive earlier than 10 minutes prior to your appointment time.

  • To maintain patient safety, we ask that you come to your appointments alone, except for antenatal consultations, where one partner is welcome. No babies or children are allowed in the building.

  • All patients and staff are required to wear a face mask or face covering whilst on hospital premises. The Portland Hospital will provide you with a face mask on arrival, should you not have your own.

  • Your temperature will be taken on arrival to the building and you will be asked to sanitise your hands. 

  • Please be reassured we have laid out our patient waiting area to allow for social distancing. Surfaces are cleaned and sanitised on a regular basis.

Information about the Covid-19 Vaccine

Should you have any questions about the vaccine relating to pregnancy or fertility, we recommend reading the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) latest advice here

With regards to fertility, Dr Edward Morris, President at the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, said:

 

We want to reassure women that there is no evidence to suggest that Covid-19 vaccines will affect fertility. Claims of any effect of Covid-19 vaccination on fertility are speculative and not supported by any data."

With regards to pregnancy, the RCOG and the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) caution that pregnant women risk getting severely ill with COVID-19 and that the risks are greater further into pregnancy. The institutions acknowledged that there had been “mixed messages” about the safety of the vaccines for pregnant women, but experts now say it is clear that receiving the jab while pregnant is safe.

We're still here to support you

Whilst the situation with COVID-19 is continually changing, it is important to know that our team will always have your safety in mind. To ensure you have the latest information, advice and guidance visit the governments official COVID-19 advice website.