What is our current testing regime and requirements?

We are open. We are safe. We are family.

We are pleased to offer you the choice of either an in-person consultation or a virtual one. Our clinic open events have resumed once again, and we have removed all restrictions on partners attending the clinic for consultations, testing or treatments.

At Bourn Hall our priority is to ensure that our patients and colleagues remain as safe as possible and we are continuing to review our safety measures, strategies and policies following the latest guidance from the Government and UK professional bodies, including the HFEA, the British Fertility Society and Association of Reproductive and Clinical Scientists.


We advise that if you are undergoing treatment with us that you and your partner try to minimise your risks of catching COVID-19. Should you or your partner test positive for COVID-19, either before or during your treatment, please contact your nursing team as this could impact your treatment pathway.

IUI, OI or IVF patient – if you are having IUI, OI or IVF treatment you are NOT be required to do a coronavirus (COVID-19) Lateral Flow Test (LFT) before your treatment.

Embryo Transfer – we require our patients to do a coronavirus (COVID-19) Lateral Flow Test (LFT) on the morning of your embryo transfer (either fresh or frozen transfer).

If the test is POSITIVE, it is vital that you contact our Embryology team immediately at your clinic between 08.00am – 08.30hrs so that the embryo(s) are not thawed unnecessarily.

The contact numbers are:

  • Cambridge: 01954 717213 / 01954 717299 / 01954 717263
  • Wymondham: 01953 713230
  • Wickford: 012685 78192

Symptomatic – if you or your partner are symptomatic, we advise that you carry out a Lateral Flow Test (LFT). If negative, no further action is required, but we ask that you wear a mask until symptoms resolve and repeat testing if your symptoms continue.

Should you or your partner present as symptomatic at the clinic, our team will ask you to do a Lateral Flow Test (LFT).

Tests should be sourced yourself from the NHS online service or local pharmacy stores and your test result should be registered with the NHS using the QR code on the test.

Screening and Masks

We are continuously monitoring the Governmental services reporting on levels of Covid-19 within the community and will update our requirements and advice accordingly.

Current status: The wearing of face-masks is optional for patients and staff.

Our patients will be required to complete self-assessment and health declaration questionnaires prior to starting their treatment.

Upon arrival at our clinic, we ask you to follow any instructions that our team has shared with you. This may require you have your temperature taken by one of our team.

Patients and partners will be given specific guidance and recommendations about testing and limiting social exposure for before and during their treatment.

Expert care for your journey

Wherever you are on your journey to parenthood, we are here for you.

When you’re beginning your fertility journey, we know how hard it can be to choose the right clinic. To help you make the right choice, we are delighted to be offering a program of both in-person clinic events and virtual events – please see our upcoming events for more details.

Counselling and support remains available for you through virtual appointments with our counsellors, as well as our monthly Fertility Support Group offering you the opportunity to meet others who understand the pain of infertility, and a place to talk to experts in their field.

Our patient services team is available Monday to Friday from 8am to 5pm to book appointments for you, or to answer any questions that you may have.