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 preventive 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 you need to

    In the Radboudumc, it is compulsory for everyone from 9 years old to wear a mask in outpatient clinics, examination departments, treatment departments, nursing wards and in waiting rooms. This means that you do not have to wear an oral mask in all general areas, such as the (main) entrance, corridors, stairs, elevators and the restaurant. At the entrance, we hand out medical masks.

    If you have fragile health, we do recommend that you wear a mask everywhere, especially in the elevator. Also, if you have a cold, sore throat or flu symptoms, wear a mask everywhere in the hospital.

    During the visit, keep the mask on. Even when you are sitting at the bedside of the person you are visiting and even if it is in a single room. You will wear the mask until you leave the hospital's care unit.

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

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Coronavirus and Radboud university medical center

A limited number of corona measures still apply in the Radboudumc. For example, it remains mandatory for everyone 9 years and older to wear a mouth mask in outpatient clinics, research departments, treatment departments, nursing departments and in waiting rooms. This is to protect the vulnerable patients who also visit us. We also ask you to do a preventive self-test before you come to the hospital and to come only 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 help keep Radboudumc safe:

Answer the questions about your health

When you come to our hospital, we will ask you some questions about your health beforehand via myRadboud. 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. 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 recorded in your file.  If you answered "yes" to any of the questions, one of our staff members will contact you to discuss whether the appointment can go ahead, be digitally or by phone, or needs to be rescheduled.

Don't have a myRadboud?  If so, please complete the questionnaire on our website. Did you answer 'no' to everything? Then you can come to your appointment at the Radboudumc. If you have answered 'yes' 1 or more times, please contact the department of your appointment yourself to discuss whether the appointment can go ahead, be digitally or by phone, or have to be rescheduled.  

Do a self-test just before coming to the hospital

You can also be infected with the coronavirus without having any symptoms. We therefore ask you to do a preventive self-test just before you come to the hospital. This reduces your risk of coming to the hospital with a corona infection without noticing it. 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 where required

In the Radboudumc, it is compulsory for everyone from the age of 9 to wear a mouth mask in outpatient clinics, examination departments, treatment departments, nursing wards and in waiting rooms. This is to protect the vulnerable patients who also visit us. This means that you do not have to wear an oral mask in all general areas, such as the (main) entrance, corridors, stairs, elevators and the restaurant.

If you have fragile health, we do recommend that you wear a mask everywhere, especially in the elevator. Also, if you have a cold, sore throat or flu symptoms, please wear an oral mask everywhere in the hospital.

We hand out medical masks at the entrance. 

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 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 preventive 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 you need to

In the Radboudumc, it is compulsory for everyone from the age of 9 to wear a mask in outpatient clinics, examination departments, treatment departments, nursing wards and in waiting rooms. This means that you do not have to wear an oral mask in all general areas, such as the (main) entrance, corridors, stairs, elevators and the restaurant. At the entrance, we hand out medical masks.

If you have fragile health, we do recommend that you wear a mask everywhere, especially in the elevator. Also, if you have a cold, sore throat or flu symptoms, please wear an mask everywhere in the hospital.

You will not wear the face mask in your own room unless you have visitors. Then both you and your visitors will have a mask on, even if your loved ones are visiting.  

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.