Last Updated: 23rd June 2020
The UK government announcement on Monday 16th March 2020 had significant implications for SurrogacyUK’s activities and implications for its members, in particular surrogates who are currently pregnant, their families, and their intended parents.
We will communicate with our members directly via email and post key updates on this webpage:
- Pregnant women are considered to be a vulnerable group with respect to Covid-19 and should consider the latest government advice on social distancing linked here and advice from the Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists here.
- We recommend that our members, and the wider community planning or engaged in surrogacy arrangements, contact their healthcare / midwife teams or clinics for advice on how Covid-19 could impact their surrogacy journey.
- Please use only official sources for healthcare advice relating to Covid-19 and treat any information received via social media with caution.
- All SurrogacyUK social events are cancelled until further notice.
- SurrogacyUK remains open and operational and you can contact us through this webform.
We have also issued this document, intended to support healthcare professionals in making appropriate decisions about delivering suitable, surrogacy-specific care to all parties in UK-based surrogacy pregnancies and births during the Covid-19 pandemic.
During this period of self-isolation you might technically be alone but thanks to the wide range of technology available, you’ll never be lonely. From online video platforms like Zoom to fun social media apps like HouseParty, these tools allow us to ‘meet’ digitally when meeting physically isn’t possible.
Here is a great document that compares the social tech available so you can choose which one best suits your devices and needs.