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COVID-19 and Ultrasound

Ultrasound Direct is offering COVID-19 Antibody Tests at clinics across the UK and Northern Ireland to help you establish whether you have had and recovered from COVID-19.

Find out more and book a COVID-19 Antibody Test near you today:

Increased Protection during Ultrasound Scanning

Your safety and that of our staff is our utmost priority during the coronavirus pandemic. All ultrasound scanning and blood tests require close contact between you and the practitioner, so we’ve implemented strict Social Distancing and Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) policies for increased protection in our clinics. We strongly advise that you and your partner attend in a facemask or face covering for added protection.

We have now resumed 4D Bonding and Gender Scans in addition to our essential antenatal services, women’s health and first-line general imaging - see essential scans below for more details.

COVID-19 Pregnancy - ultrasound scans we can offer during COVID-19 breakout

Essential Private Ultrasound Scans

If you're concerned or need reassurance, the following essential scans are available:


If you would like to know the sex of your baby we will attempt to do this for you free of charge provided you are 16 weeks at the time of your appointment. Do not book an essential scan solely to find out the gender of your baby. Alternatively, you can now book a Gender Scan or 4D Bonding scan which, if your baby is in a unfavourable position, include a free rescan*.

We offer a comprehensive range of general health scans for both women and men, as well as fertility scans.

All pregnancy and health scans include images and reports direct to your mobile device free of charge – see below for details on Social Distancing and Ultrasound Direct toMOBILE.

*during the pandemic, and to protect both staff and our clients, we are unable to make multiple attempts in achieving the primary purpose of the Gender or 4D Bonding scans, and any scans requiring a free rescan will be booked on an alternate convenient day.

How are we dealing with Coronavirus

Social Distancing and Ultrasound Direct toMOBILE

Our social distancing policies are designed to help save lives and protect the NHS:

  • We strongly advise that you and your +1 guest attend your scan in a facemask or face covering
  • Handwashing facilities for all clients and staff, and alcohol hand sanitiser where available
  • Providing staff with Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) 
  • Wider spacing of chairs in the waiting rooms 
  • Increased cleaning schedules 
  • Complete cleaning of all clinical areas between scan appointments
  • From 1st June, we are welcoming one guest during appointments at most clinics* (currently no children allowed). Images and reports are sent directly to your mobile device via Ultrasound Direct toMOBILE free of charge, which can be shared with extended family members.

We truly understand being without extended family during your pregnancy scan can be upsetting. After all, we pioneered making baby scans a family event over 20 years ago with Babybond®. However, we’re prioritising safer clinics with Ultrasound Direct toMOBILE powered by TRICE® . It enables you to share your scan with family in near real-time at no extra charge.

* The following clinics cannot accommodate guests at scan appointments: Colchester, Maidenhead, Oxford, Romford, Stoke, Warwick, Worcester
Coronavirus and Pregnancy guidance

Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Pregnancy – the latest guidance

With the evolving situation, we understand some of you may be worried about the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), the advice on which we are taking very seriously.

While there is currently no scientific evidence to suggest an additional risk to your pregnancy from COVID-19, we will continue to maintain increased and stringent cleaning processes throughout all our clinic locations, ensuring you are not put at any additional risk by attending your appointment.

Our NHS antenatal equivalent type services

NHS direct access community ultrasound

For NHS healthcare professionals only: We are continuing to provide direct access community ultrasound to the NHS for non-obstetrics during the pandemic and, in some areas, we have further capacity to deliver antenatal scans and combined blood tests. Our key attributes include:

  • Availability staffed by fully qualified healthcare professionals
  • Private clinics easily accessible by car helping to avoid crowds and practice social distancing
  • Fully compliant electronic healthcare records from booking through to image and report delivery
  • CQC regulated clinics rated GOOD operating to the highest possible hygiene standards

Please don't hesitate to contact us if you require urgent, short term support in providing local antenatal services. Please note, we can only deal with enquiries from NHS email.