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Information for people with chronic conditions

The same general recommendations apply to chronic patients as they do to the general public. It is necessary to adhere to basic rules of hygiene. 

We recommend:

  • Wash your hands with water and soap frequently or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer
  • Disinfect your home environment, electronics, and other items used on a daily basis
  • Avoid contact with larger numbers of people, avoid anyone who is visibly ill (refuse visits with family and friends);
  • If possible, work from home


In connection with chronic diseases, we recommend: 

  • do not be afraid to visit the doctor - however, before the visit, find out about the regime of the medical facility if you have any doubts (on the website of the health service provider or by phone)
  • Do not stop using your regular medication without consulting with your specialist.

For patients with certain chronic diseases, in particular for patients undergoing immunosuppressive treatment, there are specific recommendations related to their particular diagnoses. A valuable source of information are the relevant patient organisations that publish recommendations of specialised medical societies or prepare their recommendations in cooperation with them. Follow the websites of your patient organization.

Individual diagnoses and links to patient organizations:

Celiac disease

Cystic Fibrosis - Statement of the CF Club and the CF Working Group on Covid-19

Cystic fibrosis - Information for chronic patients from the Ministry of Health


Persons with spinal cord lesions

Patients with chronic intestinal inflammation - top ten for patients

Patients with chronic intestinal inflammation - information

Rheumatic diseases

Spinal muscular atrophy

Muscular dystrophy Duchenne/Becker - Some basic information and recommendations


Specialized facilities:

Czech Diabetes Society

IKEM - Transplantation Centre