Coronavirus and Radboud university medical center

A limited number of corona measures still apply in the Radboudumc. For example, it remains mandatory for everyone over the age of 9 to wear a face mask in the Radboudumc. This is to protect the vulnerable patients who also come to us. We also ask you to do a self-test before coming to the hospital and to only come if it is safe to do so according to the corona questionnaire.

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Measures at Radboud university medical center



Do you have an appointment at an outpatient clinic?

This is how you can help keep the Radboud university medical center safe:

Answer the questions about your health

If you come to our hospital, we will ask you a number of questions about your health in advance via myRadboud. These questions are important to keep the Radboudumc as safe as possible. We therefore ask you to answer the questions carefully and honestly. It is also necessary to answer these questions if you have been vaccinated against corona.

Once you have completed the questions in myRadboud, they will be placed in your medical file. If you have answered one of the questions with 'yes', one of our staff members will contact you to discuss whether the appointment can go ahead, will be digitally or by telephone, or will have to be rescheduled.

Do you not have myRadboud? Then please fill in the questionnaire on our website. Did you answer 'no' to everything? Then you can come to your appointment at the Radboudumc. If you answered 'yes' 1 or more times, please contact the department of your appointment yourself to discuss whether the appointment can go ahead, will be digitally or telephoned or has to be rescheduled.

Take a self-test before your visit to the hospital

You can also be infected with the coronavirus without having any symptoms. We therefore ask you to do a self-test right before you come to the hospital. This will reduce the risk of you coming to the hospital unaware of a corona infection. If the self-test is positive, call the department where you have an appointment to discuss what to do. If you find out on the way to the hospital that your self-test is positive, report it immediately at the entrance. 

Wear a mask everywhere

It is compulsory for everyone aged 9 and over to wear a face mask in the Radboudumc. This is to protect the vulnerable patients who also come to us. At the entrance we hand out medical masks. You must wear these until you leave the hospital again. In the waiting rooms you are not allowed to take off your medical mask.

View the Dutch or English instruction on how to wear and take off a mask the correct way.



Are you being admitted to the hospital?

Many of the planned admissions are going ahead. Despite this, because of shortage in staff, it may still happen that we have to cancel your appointment at the last minute and postpone care. We are aware that postponing your admission can be very frustrating for you and your loved ones, especially if this becomes known shortly before your planned admission. Nevertheless, we ask for your understanding. This also applies to your contact with our staff, both in the hospital and on the telephone. 

You can always come to Radboud university medical center in case of emergency.

This is how you can help keep the Radboud university medical center safe:

Answer the questions about your health

If you are admitted, we will call you in advance and ask you some questions about your health. You can also view the questions yourself on our website. These questions are important to keep the Radboudumc as safe an environment as possible. We therefore ask you to answer the questions carefully and honestly. Even if you have been vaccinated against corona, it is necessary to answer these questions.

If you answer one or more questions with yes, we will take a PCR test from you. While waiting for the test result, we will admit you in isolation. 

Take a self-test before your visit to the hospital

You can also be infected with the coronavirus without having any symptoms. We therefore ask you to do a self-test right before you come to the hospital. This will reduce the risk of you coming to the hospital unaware of a corona infection. If the self-test is positive, call the department where you will be admitted to discuss what to do. If you find out on the way to the hospital that your self-test is positive, report it immediately at the entrance.  

If you are admitted because of an operation, do the self-test one day before admission and contact us immediately if the result is positive. If it is negative, take a second self-test just before coming to the hospital.

Wear a mask everywhere

All patients, companions, and visitors 9 years of age and older are obliged to wear a medical mask in the public spaces inside Radboud university medical center. You will be given a medical mask at the entrance. Please keep this mask on until you have left the hospital. 

You wear the medical mask everywhere except in your own room. If there are visitors in your room, you should put on the medical mask. You also wear a mask when you are moving around the room.

View the Dutch or English instruction on how to wear and take off a mask the correct way.



Are you a visitor or companion of a patient?

The corona measure of 1.5 meters distance no longer applies at the Radboudumc, so there are no longer any restrictions on the numbers of visitors and companions accompanying patients. But for many of our vulnerable patients, an infection with the coronavirus is still dangerous. We want to provide these patients with the safest possible environment. Therefore, we ask for the cooperation of everyone who visits the Radboudumc. Will you help us protect our patients?

Unfortunately we cannot welcome you as a companion or visitor if:

  • You or someone living with you has been infected with the coronavirus
  • You or someone living with you is showing symptoms of the coronavirus
  • In the past 10 days, you have been in contact with someone who tested positively on the coronavirus

You can also fill out the corona questionnaire on our website to find out if you are welcome or not.

We understand that limiting the number of visitors and companions is a difficult measure. This is why we also offer options for you to accompany or visit your loved one from a distance. Read more about this below.

Please refer to the below to find out more about which situation applies to you.


  • This is how you can help keep the Radboud university medical center safe:

    Take a self-test before your visit to the hospital

    By doing a self-test just before coming to the hospital, you reduce the risk of coming to the hospital with a corona infection without noticing it. Unfortunately, if the self-test is positive, you cannot come to the Radboudumc.

    Wear a mask everywhere

    It is mandatory for everyone 9 years and older to wear a mouth mask in the Radboudumc. At the entrance we hand out medical masks. During the visit you keep the medical mask on. This includes sitting at the bedside of the person you are visiting, even if this is in a single room. You wear the mouth mask until you leave the hospital again.

    View the Dutch or English instruction on how to wear and take off a mask the correct way.


Do you have questions? Are you worried?

Do you have questions about your own medical situation in relation to the coronavirus? If so, please contact your treatment provider. Is your situation changing, or are you worried? Please contact us in that case as well.

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Do you have questions? Are you worried?

Questions for Radboud university medical center

Do you have a question about your own medical situation in relation to the coronavirus? If so, please contact your own treatment provider. Is your situation changing, or are you worried? Please contact us in that case as well.

General questions

Do you have general questions about the coronavirus? Please have a look at the RIVM website. It has general information about the coronavirus and what you should do in the event of symptoms. You will find answers to frequently asked questions there as well. You can also call the national information line at: 0800 – 1351.

Easy to understand information about the coronavirus

There are special websites about the coronavirus for people who have difficulty with language. On the Steffie website, the measures and recommendations are explained in simple language with pictures. The Pharos website has a lot of information about the coronavirus in simple language and in many different languages, including Polish, Arabic, and Turkish.