Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) – latest up-date for Kidney Patients 25 March 2020

Kidney Wales is monitoring closely the developments on Coronavirus COVID-19.

In addition to the latest guidance from Public Health Wales we are tracking up-dates from the British Renal Association.

Kidney Care UK have produced guidance for patients with kidney disease (last up-dated: 25 March 2020).

Patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) are at increased risk of severe illness from Coronavirus (COVID-19); and people who have received an organ transplant and remain on ongoing immunosuppression medication and people with severe kidney disease (dialysis) are at even higher risk of severe illness from COVID-19. Please follow the UK Government’s Guidance on social distancing for everyone and protecting older people and vulnerable adults.  

The Department for Work and Pensions has produced Coronavirus support for employees, benefit claimants and businesses (last up-dated: 13 March 2020).

We are in touch with the Welsh Renal Clinical Network and other kidney charities, to ensure we work together to support patients.

The following planned activities have been postponed until further notice:

• Transplant Sport event – 23 March 2020

To minimise risk and to safeguard our staff and supporters, our team are working hard from home to plan activities to connect with and support patients who may be self-isolating.

Further up-dates will be posted on our website, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Please contact us if you have any questions: team@kidneywales.cymru; 029 2034 3940.

Your continued support is hugely valued for our work to unite the Welsh kidney community to enable pioneering, world class care, support and well-being services.