What to do if you're booked onto an NCT course
If you’re booked to attend an NCT antenatal course over the coming weeks. We understand that coronavirus is causing concern, and that concerns are often heightened during pregnancy and for parents with a young family.
We're closely monitoring guidance from Government and working with our course leaders so that we can safely deliver our courses in person where possible and in virtual formats should we need to.
At present, we are continuing to run courses in line with current guidance and your course will run as usual unless we contact you to advise otherwise. However, the situation has the potential to change quickly and we’ll be back in touch as soon as we can if we need to move to a virtual format. Please ensure that you check your email regularly in case we get in touch.
Our virtual courses will cover the same evidence-based, practical information about labour, birth and looking after your baby. The live interactive sessions and group chats with parents with due dates around the same time as you mean you will have a local, ready-made network of support when it matters most.
In the meantime, we’re asking all expectant parents attending our antenatal courses to make sure they are up-to-date with the latest public health guidance below. If you are advised to stay at home or have any other queries relating to our services for parents, please call our Enquiries Team on 0300 330 0700 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Latest public health guidance
Use the NHS111 online tool to find out what to do if you have symptoms or are worried about your travel history or contacts:
• If in Scotland, use this tool.
• If in Wales, use this tool.
• If in Northern Ireland, call 111.
This current situation is a good reminder of precautions we can all take to limit the spread of infections
• Wash your hands more often than usual - with soap and water for 20 seconds - especially when you:
o Get home or arrive at work or a venue.
o Blow your nose, sneeze or cough.
o Eat or handle food.
The NHS website has up-to-date information on coronavirus and how to reduce the possible spread of infection.
The Department of Health and Social Care website is being updated daily with guidance and what the government is doing about the virus.
The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, Royal College of Midwives and Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health have produced information on coronavirus for pregnant women and their families.