Penny Brohn UK

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

Updated 30 November 2021

Visiting the National Centre in Pill Bristol

Due to increased covid concerns we are taking additional precautionary measures to keep you as safe as possible during your visit

Please follow the following guidelines when visiting the centre:

  1. Wear a facemask upon entering the building and when moving around the public areas (unless medically exempt).
  2. Maintain a two-metre distance from others wherever possible and appropriate.
  3. Use the hand sanitiser available on entering the building and throughout the centre.
  4. Whilst not mandatory, we highly recommend that you do a lateral flow test on the morning of your visit. We will not be requesting evidence that a test have been taken.

We want everyone who visits to enjoy the experience and to feel as safe and relaxed as possible. We have a spacious environment with plenty of ventilation and outside space. With your help we can continue to keep Penny Brohn UK National Centre a safe space to visit.

There is no change to our online sessions and remote support services because of the national lockdown announced on 4 January 2021.

For information and support email the Client Services Team at You can also contact us via our social media channels.

Coronavirus vaccine for people living with cancer

We know people with cancer have a lot of questions about the coronavirus vaccine. Macmillan has put together comprehensive information on vaccines that will answer some of your questions.

I have symptoms of cancer. What should I do during the coronavirus outbreak?

You should still contact your doctor if you notice a change that isn't normal for you or if you have any possible signs and symptoms of cancer.

Even if you're worried about what the symptom might be, or about getting coronavirus, don't delay contacting them. Your worry is unlikely to go away if you don't make an appointment. The symptom might not be due to cancer. But if it is, the earlier it's picked up the higher the chance of successful treatment. You won't be wasting your doctor's time.

This video from Cancer Research UK explains the importance of going to your GP if you notice any possible cancer symptoms. It lasts for 42 seconds.

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