Practice Prevention


Handwashing and wearing a mask is very important. Find out useful tips and more details here.

Why is social distance important?

Coronavirus is spread mainly from person to person.

The infections are mainly spread through small droplets from the nose or mouth of a Coronavirus positive person.

These droplets land on objects and surfaces around the person. Therefore, it is important to stay more than 1,5 meters away from other people. It is important to take other precautions as well (e.g. washing hands after arriving at home or in the clinic).

Older adults, people receiving dialysis or having other severe chronic diseases seem to have a higher risk of developing serious COVID-19 illness.

Therefore, it is especially important that you take actions to reduce your risk and take measures to avoid exposure.

  • Stay home on your non-dialysis days
  • If possible, use individual transport to and from dialysis facilities
  • If using public or group transport (e.g. bus, tram, taxi), protect yourself and others. Disinfect your hands before and after.
  • Reduce personal contact and abstain from public & private events
  • Do not greet people with a handshake, kiss
    or hug.
  • Ensure to keep > 1,5 m distance from others
  • Please make sure to keep sufficient supply of kidney-friendly food, fresh water and sufficient medication. Ideally, ask for assistance in getting your supplies

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