News items New national quarantine rules do not apply at the Radboudumc
20 January 2022

During last Friday's press conference, the cabinet announced a relaxation of quarantine rules:

People who have had corona less than 8 weeks ago and people who received a booster vaccination more than a week ago no longer have to go into quarantine if they have been in close contact with another person who tested positive. The government has decided to do this in order to prevent the society from getting stuck in the same place, but this does lead to a higher risk of spreading. Therefore, the cabinet also calls on everyone to avoid visiting vulnerable people and crowded places in the period after close contact with a positively tested person.

At the Radboudumc

Because the Radboudumc receives vulnerable patients, the new national rules do not apply here. Patients who need our care despite a corona infection or risk thereof are always welcome with precautions.

As a visitor or companion, you will not be allowed to enter the Radboudumc until 10 days after the last contact with a person who tested positive, even if you have been vaccinated and had a booster shot. At the entrance of the hospital we will ask you a number of questions about your health. If you answer all questions with 'no', you will receive a green day pass with a day stamp and be allowed to enter. If you answer 'yes' to one or more questions, you will not be allowed in as a visitor or accompanying person.

Exceptions to this rule are only possible if the treating physician has given permission prior to the visit.

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