Corona virus: Information for patients and further information

At this point we inform about protective measures for cancer patients, measures at the NCT Heidelberg and Heidelberg University Hospital (UKHD) to minimize the risk of infection and provide general information. Please do not enter the NCT if one of the symptoms mentioned below or contact to a person infected with Covid-19 applies to you. In this case, please reach out to the NCT via telephone only.

We know that these measures demand a lot from you as a patient. Nevertheless, we thank you for your understanding and cooperation in order to prevent further spread of the coronavirus.

Vaccinated – tested – recovered

Patients that have not been vaccinated, require a maximally 24 hour old rapid antigen test. The only exception to this rule is if a negative PCR was done not later than on the prior day. Antigen test results from certified test centers or schools are accepted. Please bring your vaccine certificate or otherwise a negative result of an antigen test. Further details, e.g. on definitions of recovered and vaccinated, can be found here.

There is also the possibility to get tested in test containers in front of the clinics. Note: Online registration in advance and a smartphone to show the generated QR code are required for this: The locations (e.g. head clinic) and opening hours of the test containers can also be found on this website: Register online. A list of all test centers in Heidelberg can be found here.

FFP2 face masks mandatory

Patients are obliged to wear a FFP2 face mask at all times while within the NCT. Textile masks or surgical masks are not permitted. We would like to ask you to bring your own FFP2 mask, which can be bought at pharmacies and other locations. Please abide to this regulation – in exceptions, in case you do not have a FFP2 mask on you, we can provide one for you.

Corona rapid testing in day clinics 1 and 2

Patients of Day Clinic 1 (TK1) as well as Day Clinic 2 (TK2) are tested for SARS-CoV-2 (coronavirus) at their appointment using a rapid smear test. You will receive more information at your on-site appointment. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation!

No accompanying persons permitted at the NCT

Due to the current pandemic developments, the UKHD has decided that patients of the day clinic (Tagesklinik) as well as the outpatient clinic may only enter the building unaccompanied. Exceptions to this are only ordered by a doctor (e.g. interpreters or accompaniment for patients with cognitive impairment). Additional security personnel at the entrance of the building is currently in place to support the regulations.

Relatives can also join the doctor's consultation via their mobile devices.

Plakat: Nur ohne Begleitpersonen im NCT
Plakat: Kein Eintritt


Entrance area:

  • Please bring your own FFP2 face mask
  • Hand disinfection necessary
  • You are welcome to use the LUCA App at the NCT

Coordination office ("Leitstelle"):

  • Please fill out  the "questionnaire for patients and accompanying persons"
  • Please bring your own pen

Information of the University Hospital Heidelberg (UKHD)
UKHD website: https://www.klinikum.uni-heidelberg.de/themenseite-coronavirus

Regulations for inpatients and visitors of inpatients

The Heidelberg University Hospital (UKHD) would like to guarantee its patients and employees maximum safety. »Please read and adhere to our regulations at UKHD.


Offers from the NCT advisory services and the NCT patient program "Exercise and Cancer"

The offers of the NCT counseling services (psycho-oncology, nutritional therapy, physical activity and cancer, social service) will also be available during the lockdown. On the websites of the individual services, you can find out whether and to what extent there are restrictions in individual cases.

You can contact us if you have any questions.

» Overview and further information about the counseling services at NCT Heidelberg

Interruption of the exercise and physical activity program

Dear patients,

Due to the corona pandemic, we can not offer the training course "We make you strong - patient training on side effects of therapy" this year. We hope that we can start again with a new training offer in 2021. If you have any questions about side effects, please do not hesitate to contact us in the day clinics of the National Center for Tumor Diseases (NCT) Heidelberg.

We greet you warmly,
Your oncological nursing team at the NCT day clinics

Hygiene rules

Wash your hands

As with influenza and other acute respiratory tract infections, the so-called "coughing and sneezing etiquette", good hand hygiene and distance from the sick (approx. 1 to 2 metres) should also make transmission of the new coronavirus significantly more difficult. This means: wash hands frequently and thoroughly and dry them carefully. When sneezing or coughing, do not hold your hand, but cough up the crook of your arm or hold a disposable handkerchief in front of your mouth. Please dispose of used handkerchiefs immediately in the nearest waste bin. Please understand that for your and our safety we currently do not offer a handshake.

NCT events

Due to the corona pandemic, we offer our event as online seminars until the end of the year. We monitor the situation and adapt our formats flexibly if necessary. If a face-to-face event should be possible again, we will inform you at: www.nct-heidelberg.de/veranstaltungen

The event "Interdisciplinary Wednesday Training" for physicians and scientists is offered weekly as an online seminar. Informations in the event calender: www.nct-heidelberg.de/events. If you have any questions, please contact: nct.events@nct-heidelberg.de

General information