Dear BASHH Members,
This page has been set up to provide BASHH members with a central resource that can support local responses to COVID-19 and contingency planning. The ambition is to keep this page updated with useful items as the situation develops in the coming weeks. Please follow the announcements below.
Additional documents can be downloaded from the resource library below. If you have any suggestions for this page, or have items that you feel would be useful for other BASHH members to have sight of, please email email@example.com
Change text to: BASHH has issued updated guidance (24th March) on the provision of sexual health services to the community during the COVID-19 pandemic. This guidance reflects the unparalleled circumstances we are entering into and offers additional and extended options and strategies to services in their unstinting efforts to maintain access to the highest quality sexual and reproductive health and HIV care. It has been informed through joint working with national reproductive health and HIV partner organisations.
Thank you to the many colleagues across the UK who have contributed to this document. We anticipate an updated review within 1-2 weeks. We have also uploaded sample in-clinic guidance and pathways which the authors have made available and which you may wish to adapt for local circumstances.
DOWNLOAD WORD VERSION HERE
DOWNLOAD PDF VERSION HERE
On Friday 13th March, BASHH circulated a ‘quickfire’ survey to members asking for feedback on local COVID-19 contingency plans that were being put in place, and to encourage the sharing of tips and advice. As of the evening of Monday 16th March, 44 members have responded to the survey, and a snapshot of information submitted is available to download in the following documents:
Other useful resources in the context of COVID-19 will be made available below:
Umbrella Sexual Health COVID-19 Planning Documents: Umbrella Sexual Health Service in Birmingham have kindly shared a number of very helpful COVID-19 contingency planning documents, available for all BASHH members to download below:
Hepatitis B vaccination during COVID Response: A 1-page advice paper from Gary Brook on whether a single hepatitis B vaccine dose is sufficient as post-exposure prophylaxis as an interim measure during the Covid-19 epidemic – DOWNLOAD HERE
BASHH Guidance on Sex, Social Distancing and COVID-19: Advice from BASHH on sexual contact, accessing sexual health services, HIV testing and care and sexual assault services – DOWNLOAD HERE