London Breast Screening

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Breast screening is an essential activity

Please note that breast screening appointments are deemed as essential activity and therefore exempt from restrictions on movements. Breast screening is important in detecting breast cancer. It offers a significant opportunity for early detection which increases the chances of recovery and reduces the need for aggressive treatments like chemotherapy.

Breast screening units across London have put much in place to reduce the risk of Covid-19 to keep you safe. Access to screening services is also easier as you can have your appointment on days and times of your own choosing.

We are inviting those who have been waiting the longest first, so if you are due your 3 yearly routine breast screening appointment, rest assured that you will receive an invitation in due course. We are accepting self-referrals for clients over the age of 71.

For further information and guidance on essential activities, visit the Government website for more details.


If you’re experiencing symptoms that concern you please stay indoors, avoid contact with others and ring NHS 111 or go online for advice.


At your appointment

Due to COVID-19, there are restrictions in place.

In order to maintain social distancing at the screening location please do not arrive any earlier than 5 minutes before your appointment time and unfortunately you will not be able to bring anyone else unless you require a formal carer.

Please consider the government advice on attending medical appointments. Women who are in the extremely vulnerable category, who have been tested for COVID 19, who have current symptoms or would like to discuss their circumstances further should call the breast screening hub on 020 3758 2024.

Further information is available on the government website.