Can I still have a birth partner during the COVID-19 pandemic? You'll be able to have a birth partner during labour and the birth if they do not have symptoms of coronavirus. But there may be limits on how long they can stay after the birth.If your birth partner has symptoms, they may not be able to come with you. You might want to have a backup birth partner just in case. If you have coronavirus and go into labour If you have symptoms of coronavirus and go.