Corona virus: general information and information for patients

Since December 2019, the newly created virus SARS-CoV-2 from the corona virus family has been spreading. 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.

Visiting and accompanying patients at outpatient and day clinics at NCT Heidelberg

Dear visitors, dear relatives,

the visitor regulations have been adjusted: From 01.10.2020 on, visiting the day clinics at NCT is no longer possible. A maximum of 1 accompanying person per patient is permitted in the outpatient clinics. This is urgently required to protect patients and employees from the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus.

Thank you for your understanding!

Visiting and accompanying patients at NCT Heidelberg

Visiting regulations

Entrance area:

  • Please bring your own face mask
  • Hand disinfection necessary

Coordination office ("Leitstelle"):

  • Fever measurement
  • Please fill out  the "questionnaire for patients and accompanying persons" (also for the accompanying person)

Information of the University Hospital Heidelberg (UKHD)
UKHD website:

Best possible patient protection through corona test before inpatient hospital stay

The Heidelberg University Hospital (UKHD) is expanding its preventive corona regulations in order to be able to identify patients with no symptoms in the future and to guarantee its patients and employees maximum safety: From September 16, all patients admitted to the Heidelberg University Hospital should have one provide evidence of a corona test carried out in advance. In addition, patients who cannot wear a mouth and nose protection for medical reasons are called upon to have a corona test carried out before outpatient appointments. »Read the press release from Heidelberg University Hospital

Face mask requirement for patients

From now on, there is an obligation to wear a face mask in the building of the NCT Heidelberg. Wearing protective masks is said to help contain the corona virus in general. No medical masks have to be worn, but so-called “community masks” (masks made of cotton). Patients, who don't have a mask yet, can get one at the reception of the NCT Heidelberg.

More information on protective face masks:


Offers from the NCT advisory services back to the usual extent

The offers of the NCT counseling services (psycho-oncology, nutritional therapy, physical activity and cancer, social service) will be available as usual this week.

The offerings of the NCT patient program "Exercise and Cancer" will be resumed (previously strength training and Nordic Walking) and gradually expanded. The OnkoAktiv network at NCT Heidelberg e.V. also carries out the mediation again.

» 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

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:

The event "Interdisciplinary Wednesday Training" for physicians and scientists is offered weekly as an online seminar. Informations in the event calender: If you have any questions, please contact:

Charity regatta "Rowing against cancer" on September 12, 2020

Due to the corona pandemic, the "Stiftung Leben mit Krebs" has decided to cancel the entire 2020 charity regatta season. »Information on the website of rowing against cancer

Cancellation: 9th NCT charity run on June 26th 2020

Spreading of the newly discovered Coronavirus SARS CoV-2 and necessary measures occupied us organizers intensively within the last weeks and days. As the consequences for the following months are hardly predictable, we have decided to cancel this year's NCT run.
» Contact persons and current information:

General information