As good hand hygiene has become increasingly important in light of the recent developments in the field of public health, the European Society of Radiology would like to refer to the hand hygiene guidelines set forth by the World Health Organization (WHO) in an effort to continuously help protect against infection. These recommendations not only refer to COVID-19 and the flu, but also to a variety of infectious diseases.
Please note that attending ECR 2020 is voluntary and your individual choice. If you should feel unwell, the ESR recommends using our online participation options via ESR Connect. Online participation is included in all ECR 2020 tickets.
Along with maintaining good hand hygiene practices and in acknowledgment of scientific data on the success factors for the reduction of disease transmission, we recommend that participants avoid shaking hands at the congress. Instead, let us greet one another onsite by placing a hand on our chest.
For more information on hand hygiene, see ‘The evidence for clean hands’ by the World Health Organization. Available here.
The European Society of Radiology adheres completely to the directives of the Austrian Federal Ministry of Social Affairs, Health, Care and Consumer protection and the World Health Organization with regard to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
The following precautions are recommended, in accordance with the WHO:
Should you seek medical assistance while on-site, please find the doctor’s office on Level 0 of the Austrian Centre Vienna. A floorplan can be found here.