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.
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, you need to contact your GP for an accelerated vaccination.
We recommend you get vaccinated, regardless of your fertility treatment or the stage of your pregnancy. Getting vaccinated does not pose an additional risk to you, your (future) treatment or your pregnancy. Pregnant women will be vaccinated as a priority. Our country is following the advice of the Superior Health Council. Attention: Are you pregnant? Please contact your GP. Only your GP can register you for vaccination.
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 and partner are 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.