I’m a healthcare worker and have an increased risk of coming into contact with COVID-19. I feel ok, but should I avoid donating?

The main purpose of these new postponements is to help keep our donor centres safe and to reduce the chance of transmission to other donors and staff. If you have come into contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19 you must wait 14 days before donating blood. 

Please note this postponement doesn’t apply to people wearing appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) who have been in close contact with a positive case during the course of their work, such as health care workers. If you feel well and are otherwise eligible we encourage you to continue to donate.