Despite the current lockdown measures in place to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic, you are still able to get an abortion. If you are not yet 10 weeks pregnant, you may even be able to take abortion pills at home.
If you are pregnant and unsure whether or not you want to continue with the pregnancy, you do not need your GP to refer you to free abortion services, you can contact them yourself. Call the Central Booking Service, and they can provide advice, discuss your options with you, and arrange an appointment with you.
- call 0345 345 9911 (available 7am to 11pm, 7 days a week)
An abortion can be carried out up to the 24th week of pregnancy. The type of abortion you get depends on how early or advanced your pregnancy is. It is best to have an abortion before 10 weeks of pregnancy (a pregnancy is counted from the first day of your last period). The service will provide a choice of contraception after the procedure.
For more information on having an abortion, go to the NHS website.
Page last updated: 17 April 2020