21 May 2020: We added new recommendations on:
coordinating support for renal replacement therapy, including discharge planning, for patients with COVID-19 and acute kidney injury (recommendation 8.4)
emergency pathways for maintaining access for patients with end-stage kidney disease who are already on dialysis (recommendation 11.4).
We also added recommendation 1.2 on shielding for extremely vulnerable patients, and updated our advice in recommendation 1.5 on social distancing to bring it in line with the latest government advice.
28 April 2020: We updated recommendation 8.2 to clarify how individual patient plans and local policies can support delaying starting dialysis or reducing the frequency. We also amended the cross-reference in recommendation 4.2 to link to new UK government guidance on managing exposure to COVID‑19 in hospital settings.