Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Patient information
Despite the reinforced security precautions in hospitals, all medically assisted reproduction treatments are being continued. A limited number of surgical procedures under general anaesthesia that may require a longer stay in hospital are temporarily postponed. We continue to inform our patients via the website and by telephone.
Since January 2021, all activities are fully available. By catching up on postponed appointments, examinations and treatments you may experience a waiting time of a few weeks before we can assist you. We do everything in our power to limit this waiting time.
The CRG follows all measures that are also in force hospital-wide:
- Social distancing in waiting rooms, at all contacts, appointments and examinations
- Wearing a mouth mask is mandatory
- Only the patient is allowed to be present at the examination, appointment, surgery or procedure
- A PCR test will always be carried out prior to oocyte retrieval and during any procedure under general anaesthesia
If you travel to the CRG from abroad, you will be asked at the border crossing for proof that you are not infected with the coronavirus. The CRG endorses this measure. The specific instructions can be found on the official website of the Belgian federal government: www.info-coronavirus.be.
In addition, we strongly ask you to regularly check via the test on this website whether you may be infected with the coronavirus and, if necessary, need to postpone your appointment, examination or treatment.
Vaccination against COVID-19:
- If you wish to become pregnant, we recommend that you get vaccinated when you are invited to do so.
- During your fertility treatment, it is possible to be vaccinated when you receive your invitation. There is no waiting period between vaccination and the start of your treatment.
- If you are pregnant and working in the healthcare sector, you will be invited and vaccinated through your work.
- If you are pregnant and a high-risk patient, you will be identified and invited for vaccination through the vaccination campaign.