3 Patients known or suspected to have COVID-19

3 Patients known or suspected to have COVID-19

3.1 For patients with known or suspected COVID‑19, do not use COVID‑19 alone as a reason to cancel radiotherapy. See recommendation 7.1 on factors to take into account when prioritising radiotherapy treatments.

3.2 When patients with known or suspected COVID‑19 have been identified, follow appropriate UK government guidance on infection prevention and control. This includes recommendations on patient transfers, transport and options for outpatient settings.

3.3 All healthcare workers involved in receiving, assessing and caring for patients who have known or suspected COVID‑19 should follow UK government guidance on infection prevention and control. This contains information on using personal protective equipment (PPE), including visual and quick guides for putting on and taking off PPE.