Support For IVF Clinics During
The COVID-19 Pandemic


‘It’s gone viral’: Reducing risk by implementing Good Laboratory Practice

AUTHOR: Steven Fleming PhD,
Director Embryology, CooperSurgical Fertility and Genomic 


Working with gametes, embryos and tissues from seropositive patients in the IVF laboratory

AUTHOR: Carin Huyser PhD,
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Pretoria



AUTHOR: Jonathan Iredell MD PhD,
Westmead Hospital, University of Sydney

Further Resources Available

A joint statement of ASRM, ESHRE and IFFS

ASRM: COVID-19 Updates and Resources

Centre for Disease Control and Prevention: Handling samples in the Laboratory

College of Reproductive Biology: Laboratory Management 

ESHRE: COVID-19 information

European Centre for Disease Prevention and control: Questions and Answers on Covid-19

European Centre for Disease Prevention and control: Laboratory support for COVID-19 in the EU/EEA

Fertility Society Updates and COVID-19 resources – Click here for more 

Fertility and Sterility: Patient Management and Clinical Recommendations 


HSE UK: Managing risks and risk assessment at work

International IVF Initiative COVID webinars

Joint IFS‑ISAR‑ACE Recommendations on Resuming/Opening up Assisted Reproductive Technology Services

Revised guidelines for good practice in IVF laboratories (2015)

Rules for Certification of ESHRE Embryologists

WHO: Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) advice for the public: When and how to use masks

WHO Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Dashboard