Just announced in the last few hours, fertility clinics will be allowed to open again after the 11th May following the suspension of all treatments on 23rd May.

The fertility regulatory body the HFEA (Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority) will first need to be assured that each clinic, both NHS and private, can provide safe and effective treatment including restrictions with regard to social distancing and the effective use of PPE.

Increasing the number of fertility treatment related consultations performed over the telephone or via video consultation is an obvious avenue to pursue for IVF clinics across the UK to minimise face-to-face interactions.

We will update this post as we learn more.