On 5th May 2023, it was reported that the head of the UN World Health Organization (WHO) has declared “with great hope” an end to COVID-19 as a public health emergency, stressing that it does not mean the disease is no longer a global threat. Please click the link below:

WHO chief declares end to COVID-19 as a global health emergency

COVID-19: guidance for people whose immune system means they are at higher risk. Please click the link below:

COVID-19 guidance

Booster (third and fourth) Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine for people with a severely weakened immune system. Please click the link below:

Third and fourth dose

Important information about new treatments for COVID-19. Please click the link below:

New COVID treatments

What you need to know about COVID testing:

The Kidney Charities Together Group has put together a document to help guide kidney patients with the steps they need to take if they think they might have Covid-19. To see this document, please click the link below:

COVID Testing

NHS Covid Vaccination Pass

This is the link to the page on the NHS website, to request a letter showing your coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination status, if you don’t have or are unable to use the NHS App:

Apply for your Covid Vaccination Pass

In order to access the Covid-19 information from these following organisations please click on the link under their names.

NKF (National Kidney Federation):

Covid-19) – Latest Information And Advice For Patients

COVID-19 vaccine information for patients

Kidney Care UK:

Kidney Care UK Coronavirus (COVID-19) guidance for patients with kidney disease

UK Government:

Letter to clinically extremely vulnerable people in Tier 4

(A reference-only version of the letter, including versions in large print and various languages)

Government Advice on Tier Restrictions and how they affect the shielded

Government guidance on COVID-19

Government advice on the COVID-19 vaccination Programme

Royal Free London NHS Foundation:

Royal Free COVID-19 guidance for CKD patients

Royal Free COVID-19 guidance for Kidney Transplant patients

Vasculitis UK:

Information on third vaccines and boosters

Information on COVID-19 vaccination for vasculitis patients

Lupus UK:

Information on COVID-19 vaccination for Lupus patients

BBC News:

Information videos on COVID-19 vaccination in Tamil, Sylheti, Urdu, Punjabi and Gujarati

CAHN (Caribbean and African Health Network):

CAHN’s COVID-19 related videos

British Islamic Medical Association:

Statements on COVID-19 vaccines