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COVID-19 update

Oxford Kidney Unit and Transplant Centre


Some of your appointments may still be telephone appointments: we will call you a few days before your appointment date to let you know.

Please tell us if you would prefer a face to face appointment.

If we don't call you, your appointment will be face to face with the Renal or Transplant team.

When you arrive at the hospital, please use hand gel when entering the department.

All our staff wear face masks for every consultation - please wear a mask if you want to.

If you have COVID-19 symptoms and have a hospital appointment, please call us as we can often change your appointment.


If you have symptoms of COVID-19, you must still attend for haemodialysis.

Let the staff know upon arrival that you have symptoms. We will perform a lateral flow test and, if positive, we will place you in an isolation room in the unit.

In Oxford we have a dedicated Haemodialysis Isolation Unit we can use, so that we can protect other people from COVID-19.

If you have any questions, please speak to the Unit Manager.

General information

For the latest advice on COVID-19 please visit the NHS website:

COVID-19 advice and services - NHS website

There is also information on the Kidney Care UK website:

What to do if you have COVID-19 symptoms or you have tested positive - Kidney Care UK

People at the highest risk from COVID-19 are entitled to fast access assessment for possible treatments.

If you test positive call NHS 111 who will triage your treatment.


People with CKD stages 4 and 5, on dialysis or who have had a transplant should accept the seasonal COVID-19 vaccination if they can.

For the latest advice on COVID-19 vaccination please visit the NHS website:

Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination - NHS website

Last reviewed:26 January 2024