BOP COVID-19 Updates

Changes to National Screening Programmes at Alert Level 3

The move to Government COVID-19 Alert Level 3 on Monday 27 April enables essential preventative health care to continue. This includes screening programmes specifically: the antenatal, newborn and cancer screening programmes which resume with some important changes to keep people safe.

The key changes for each of the screening programmes are:

Breast screening will gradually resume during Alert Level 3

Cervical screening will gradually resume during Alert Level 3

Bowel screening will continue to be ‘on hold’ during Alert Level 3

This decision will be regularly reviewed so that we can re-start the programme as soon as it is safe to do so but no earlier than 22 May 2020. In the meantime:

Antenatal and newborn screening services will continue to be provided 

For more information visit www.timetoscreen.nz

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