Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a disease caused by a virus that began spreading in people in December 2019. It has been classified as a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO).
To help stop the virus spreading everyone should practice good hygiene including washing your hands regularly, using a tissue and covering your mouth when you cough or sneeze and avoiding close contact with others.
There is no need for alarm but people with kidney disease should be aware that, just like with the flu, they are at a higher risk of severe symptoms and complications from coronavirus.
It’s important to get symptoms checked out early, and make sure you are in touch with your doctor and renal units. We regularly update our resources to assist those with kidney conditions navigate the risks of COVID-19.