In light of the ‘local lockdown’ situation in Leicester and the possibility of services experiencing disruptions depending upon their local arrangements, PHE has agreed we can share the following statement:

Services should return to business as usual as soon as they are able to safely do so. If further disruptions are experienced through local or reintroduced lockdowns which impact service delivery, services should use the guidance detailed within the document ‘Newborn hearing screening programmes technical guidance and management of audiology referrals during the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic (v0 5 21st April 2020).

When practical to do so refer to the ‘Newborn hearing screening programme guidance on the management of babies who have not completed the screen and audiological assessment pathway during the COVID-19 outbreak (v2 5th June 2020)’ to restore services.