The health of our staff, patients and community at large is of prime concern during this crisis. We are adhering to best practice guidelines and strongly suggest everyone to join us in hygiene vigilance. Appointment times have been spread out to allow for less congestion in the clinic and more time to clean between patients. Obviously suspicious symptoms call for self isolation. For those who would like a consultation but are self isolating, please call the clinic on 55250622. Or email email@example.com and hopefully we can provide strategies for you at home.
In the scenario where all allied health is cancelled due to stringent social distancing measures we will have to comply and will respond to requests for care via tele-health .
Regularly wash hands before and after eating and after going to the toilet.
Avoid touching your face unless hands are clean. Avoid personal contact.
Social distancing of is advised. Previous advice of 1.5 metres is now 4 metres.
Prevent airborne particles with face masks and coughing into your elbow.
Dispose of tissues and wash hands.
Cold and flu like symptoms are probably not Covid-19 but the presence of any suspicious symptoms should require all of us to take extra care, practice social distancing and self isolate.
Other measures of vigilance include putting clothes straight into dirty basket after arriving home if particularly if they could possibly be contaminated. We should all be washing and cleaning more regularly than normal. Maintaining high levels of personal health is highly advised. Keep hydrated and well nourished.
The unprecedented situation surrounding the spread of COVID-19 is daunting. It has already impacted our way of life in ways we could not have predicted some weeks ago. We’re in an unpredictable situation worldwide. Information that is accurate today may change by tomorrow. Our prime concern is for the health of our family and community. We all must play a role to slow the spread of COVID-19 while continuing to supporting each other. New measures to control the spread of the virus are being announced every day.
For now, we remain available to provide care for our patients. Many businesses are being affected. Hopefully we can continue. Our thoughts go out to anyone who are affected and especially where health is compromised.
It goes without saying that the scope of non medical health practitioners is limited to their speciality. Information on Corona virus should be sought via official medical channels. Check out : https://www.health.gov.au/
For us, we will continue to keep a clean space, thoroughly wash hands and change the linen before each patient. We will of course be extra cautious in our approach to hygiene including increased usage of wipes and sprays. Thankfully we have a small scale clinic in a sunny and airy location without waiting room crowds. Our staff and patients are generally a pretty healthy bunch although any of us with suspicious symptoms should avoid contact with each other and seek medical advice. Thank you for your trust and support.
Any sign of suspicious symptoms should be reason enough to self isolate and seek medical advice.