Coronavirus: general measures

Read the general guidelines regarding face masks, hand hygiene, keeping your distance and specific measures in the hospital.

Wear a face mask

Wearing a face mask in the hospital is mandatory as of the age of 12.

  • Bring your own face mask and wear it everywhere in the hospital.
  • An FFP2 mask (without valve) is highly recommended, especially if your're visiting a patients on any of the following wards E 435, E 650, E 467, E 630, E 662 or E 663.
  • In any other cases, a surgical face mask is a good choice.

Wear your face mask all the time, also when travelling from one location to another, or if you're waiting.

Wearing a face mask helps limit the spread of COVID-19, but only when you wear it correctly.

  • Wash your hands thoroughly before putting your face mask on.
  • Only touch the elastic bands or ties.
  • A face mask has to cover your nose, mouth and chin and has to fit snugly against the sides of your face.
  • Avoid touching the mask as soon as you've put it on.
  • Avoid putting it on and off too often.

Admitted patients

  • Always wear your face mask when moving around in the hospital, e.g. for an examination or for every care contact within 1.5 metres.
  • You're taking your face mask off? Store it neatly in the appropiate kidney dish.
  • During your hospital admission you will be given a face mask every morning.
  • When you're alone in the room, you can take off your face mask.
  • Wear your face mask every time someone enters the room: a care provider, hospital staff or visitors.

Read the flyer 'Bescherm uzelf en anderen met een neus-mondmasker' (pdf - in Dutch).

Disinfect your hands

  • Disinfect your hands at the hand sanitiser dispensers.
  • Don't wear plastic gloves.

Limit your time in the hospital

Arrive in time, not too early, not too late.

  • Wait as long as possible in your car before your appointment or visit.
  • Did you come on your bike or on public transport or do you have to wait between two appointments? You can wait a while in the reception hall.
  • After your consultation or visit, go home immediately.

Dropping off and picking up patients

  • The kiss-and-ride area for collecting and dropping off patients, is now situated in the visitors' parking (follow the blue arrows).
    More about parking at the Gasthuisberg campus.
  • At the Pellenberg campus, the strip in front of the main entrance serves as a kiss-and-ride zone, also for taxi services and secondary transport.

Food and drinks

At the Gasthuisberg campus, patients and visitors can get a drink and something to eat at coffee shop in the reception hall, the cafetaria and in the take-out shops on the gold and limegreen arrow. You can also get a bite to eat and a drink at the vending machines on all campuses.

Check the current guidelines in the cafeteria, coffeeshop and take-outs.

Food, drinks and mouth masks

When you are standing or walking, always wear your mouth mask.

Only when you are seated, you may take off the mouth mask to eat or drink something.

Last edit: 31 March 2023