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Date: 26 January 2021
Breast screening appointments are unaffected by the current Covid restrictions – and they save lives.
These vital screening appointments count as ‘essential activity’ and you should keep your appointment if sent one – even in tier 4 areas.
NHS cancer screening services are running and are safe from Covid. Find out more by watching our short video.
Breast screening is important in preventing and detecting breast cancer. Early detection increases your chances of recovery and reduces the need for more aggressive treatments like chemotherapy.
Breast screening units across London have taken every effort to reduce the risk of Covid-19 and to keep you safe. You can even have your appointment on days and times of your own choosing – making it easier and safer.
Screening saves lives – don’t put off an appointment.
For further information and guidance on essential activities, visit https://www.gov.uk/guidance/tier-4-stay-at-home#stay-at-home