Supporting pregnant women using maternity services during the coronavirus pandemic: Actions for NHS providers

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This document sets out three key actions which NHS trusts should take to enable women to receive support from a partner, relative, friend or other person when receiving maternity care during the COVID-19 pandemic.


This document replaces ‘Framework to assist NHS trusts to reintroduce access for partners, visitors and other supporters of pregnant women in English maternity services’, published on 8 September 2020, and builds on trusts’ work to implement that.

Updated 15 April 2021.