COVID-19 (coronavirus)

Please note the guidance and advice detailed below

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For the latest information and advice regarding COVID-19 please see:

Public Health Agency (NI)

Covid 19 Advice Catch it, Bin it, Kill it


In addition to the usual criteria for donation (see Can I Donate?):

Person with confirmed or suspected COVID-19 infection

  • You must not donate until at least 7 days have passed from the resolution of symptoms

Person testing positive for Coronavirus but with no symptoms

  • You must not donate until at least 7 days have passed since the date of the last positive test


Contact with a confirmed case of Coronavirus

  • There is no obligatory deferral period provided you remain well

Person with Post-Covid Syndrome (Long Covid)

  • Can be accepted if it is at least 6 months since all symptoms, including fatigue, have resolved.

Person undergoing occupational or other routine surveillance for COVID-19

  • Donors who have regular testing for the presence of SARS-CoV2 (Coronavirus) (eg healthcare workers) can be accepted to donate provided they have not had a positive test for SARS-CoV2 in the last 7 days.