1 Minimising the risks of COVID-19

1 Minimising the risks of COVID-19

Reducing the risk of exposure to COVID-19


Reduce the risk of patient and donor exposure to COVID‑19 and make best use of resources (workforce, facilities, intensive care, equipment), such as by minimising inpatient and day-case admissions. [Amended July 2022]


Follow hospital policy to reduce the risk of contracting or spreading SARS-CoV-2. [Amended September 2023]


Before patients attend the transplant centre, tell them about the measures in place to keep them safe, as well as any steps they need to take. [July 2020]


All healthcare workers involved in receiving, assessing and caring for patients who have known or suspected COVID‑19 should follow local guidance on infection prevention and control, including the use of personal protective equipment (PPE). [Amended September 2023]