COVID-19 Resources and Information for SRH Professionals

We recognise that our FSRH members and colleagues will have questions about SRH delivery in the coming weeks and months. We will regularly update this page with resources, links and information to help you access information that is relevant to you. 



Further information


Read FSRH Clinical Statements - Contraception and COVID-19

FSRH CEU clinical advice to support provision of effective contraception during the COVID-19 outbreak 20 March 2020.

FSRH CEU recommendation on extended use of the etonogestrel implant and 52mg levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system during COVID restrictions - 20 March 2020.

FSRH CEU: information to support management of individuals requesting to discontinue contraception to plan a pregnancy during the Covid-19 outbreak - 26 March 2020.

FSRH guidance for contraceptive provision after changes to Covid-19 lockdown May 2020

Provision of postpartum contraception during COVID-19

FSRH, RCOG and RCM have issued a statement on postpartum contraception (8 April 2020), featuring recommendations on the provision of contraception by maternity services after childbirth during the covid-19 pandemic.

As a result of the Covid-19 outbreak, access to sexual health and primary care contraceptive services is significantly reduced; maternity services are well placed to provide effective post-partum contraception before discharge.

Read FSRH position statements and guidance for SRH service delivery during COVID-19

Joint FSRH / BASHH document suite on Teletriage for SRH Services in Respone to COVID-19

Teletriage for Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare Services in Response to COVID-19: Triage Integration Considerations to Prioritise Vulnerable Groups

Teletriage for Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare Services in Response to COVID-19: Homeworking Considerations - Protecting Governance, Stability and Staff Wellbeing

Teletriage for Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare Services in Response to COVID-19: Resource Directory for Telehealth Services

Teletriage for Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare Services in Response to COVID-19: Designing Triage to Prioritise Vulnerable Groups

Teletriage for Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare Services in Response to COVID-19: Call Handling Tips for Maximising Risk Identification

FSRH Guidance on the resumption of Training 

FSRH guidance on the resumption of training (1 July 2020)


Other Guidance documents from FSRH / RCOG / BMS / RCGP / BSACP / RCM / BHIVA on SRH care 

Joint BMS / RCOG / RCGP / FSRH framework for restoration of menopause services in response to COVID-19 (11 June 2020)

FSRH Restoration of SRH Services during Covid-19 and Beyond. FSRH Statement (5 June 2020)

FSRH guidance on PPE and the easing of services when delivering SRH care during COVID-19 (9 June 2020)

FSRH, RCOG and BSACP guidance on abortion care during the COVID-19 pandemic (3 June 2020)

FSRH, RCOG & RCM statement provision of postpartum contraception during COVID-19 (8 April 2020)

FSRH, RCOG, RCGP and BMS statement: access to Hormone Replacement Therapy during COVID-19 outbreak (27 March 2020)

FSRH, BASHH and BHIVA release joint contingency plan to protect essential sexual health, reproductive health and HIV care during COVID-19 outbreak (26 March 2020)

Read updates, information and learning materials from health bodies and other organisations


Risk assessments for at-risk staff groups - letter from NHS England and NHS Improvement June 2020

NHS Critical Care Standard Operation Procedure - March 2020

Education related

Academy of Medical Royal Colleges (AoMRC) - Reset, restore and recovery: medical education and training June 2020

Contingency planning for ARCPs – COVID-19 outbreak - joint letter from HEE, NES, NIMDTA and HEIW - 19 March 2020

Plans for Management of Medical Training Rotations - joint letter from HEE, NES, NIMDTA and HEIW - 16 March 2020

Association for Medical Education in Europe COVID-19 resources and webinars

Other medical colleges/medical 

Academy of Royal Medical Colleges - Principles for reintroducing healthcare services - May 2020

RCGP's COVID-19 information

RCN's COVID-19 information 

Resuscitation Council's COVID-19 information 

ALS algorithm for COVID-19 patients from the Resuscitation Council – 25 March 2020

PCWHF's managing HRT provision remotely during COVID-19

PCWHF's managing women with abnormal vaginal bleeding remotely

PCWHF's managing contraceptive provision during COVID-19

Dedicated reporting site for any suspected adverse drug reactions or side effects from medicines and adverse incidents involving medical equipment relating to coronavirus (COVID-19) treatment.


ADPH COVID-19 prioritisation of sexual & reproductive health services advice

Information for trainee doctors

Academy of Royal Medical Colleges Trainee Doctors Group Statement - 19 March 2020

e-learning courses relating to Coronavirus pandemic

This programme contains e-learning courses relating to the prevention and treatment relating to the Coronavirus pandemic. In addition, useful links are included to other sources of information from the NHS and the UK Government.


Contraception/Family planning and COVID-19

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and Sexual and Reproductive Health - guidance 


Resources from healthcare professionals

Below are resources that SRH professionals have offered to share with peers. Please note that the FSRH has not checked the contents of these documents. If you have a document to share please contact Abby Wright-Parkes, Director of Membership via 

Example of contraception contingency planning during COVID-19 flowchart 

Guidance for Men who are unable to submit semen samples post-vasectomy due to Coronavirus

Podcast from Dr Amy - Contraception in the time of Coronavirus


FAQs from our members about COVID-19 and SRH Services

Below are responses to enquiries received from our members via the FSRH Members Evidence Request service to support clinical practice. If you have a covid-19 related query, please check if the advice you need is covered here or in the published guidance on this page elsewhere.

Combined hormonal contraception, covid-19 and VTE risk - Read the full question and answer here. 

Extended use of Implant and LNG-IUS during covid-19  - Read the full question and answer here. 

Progestogen-only injectables and anaphylactic reaction - Read the full question and answer here. 


SRH Leads Forum

We have created an invite-only forum for our members who are SRH Leads to meet and talk through best practice during COVID-19 in SRH Services.

Entry to the forum is invite-only and our SRH Leads who are FSRH members were all sent invitations in the last 2 weeks. If you have received your invitation with your username and password, you can login to the forum here.

If you have not received your invitation and you think you should be in our forum, you can register your interest here and we will be in touch with you soon. Once approved, you will be sent your username and login to the forum. Please do not set up your own account on the login weblink above as this will not work to gain you access to the closed forum. 

We hope you will find this a useful resource to discuss SRH provision during COVID-19.