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Breast screening is an essential activity

Please note that breast screening appointments are deemed as essential activity and therefore exempt from restrictions on movements imposed in tier 4 areas. You should keep your appointment. NHS cancer screening services are running and are safe from Covid. Find out more by watching our short video.

Breast screening is important in preventing and 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.

For further information and guidance on essential activities, visit https://www.gov.uk/guidance/tier-4-stay-at-home#stay-at-home