COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update

We are now registered with NSW Government as COVID Safe business to help keep our staff, patients, their families and community safe.

Please be assured we are taking all precautions to ensure the safety and well-being of our patients and their families. We have implemented a number of measures (will be communicated via our appointment confirmation e-mail) to reduce the risk of COVID-19.

 

We are open as usual for face-to-face consultations. 

Telehealth (Video) consultations are available for some patients. These are available only for existing patients or patients who normally are able to do face-to-face consultations but due to COVID-19 unable to attend. Please let us know if you prefer this.  Please note not all consultations are appropriate for Video consultations. It can only be provided if our practitioners believe it’s appropriate based on age, etc.

PLEASE INFORM US IF:

 

  • Travelled to geographical areas of risk (for example, overseas, hot-spots as defined by government of NSW)​

  • Subject to NSW public health orders and are required to isolate.

  • You have been diagnosed with COVID-19

  • You have been in contact with a person with confirmed case of COVID-19

  • or suspect that you may have come into contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19

WHAT IS A CORONAVIRUS AND COVID-19?

 

Coronaviruses can make humans and animals sick. Some coronaviruses can cause illness similar to the common cold and others can cause more serious diseases, including Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) and Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS). This new coronavirus originated in Hubei Province, China and the disease outbreak is named COVID-19.

 

SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF THE COVID-19 ILLNESS (INFECTION)

 

Common signs of the illness (infection) include a high fever and respiratory symptoms (a cough, shortness of breath, runny nose, tiredness and breathing difficulties). In more severe cases, the infection can cause pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure etc.

 

If you have a fever or acute respiratory illness seek health advice by contacting your GP or by calling Health direct on 1800 022 222.

Useful websites:

 

https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/Infectious/covid-19/Pages/case-locations-and-alerts.aspx

https://www.health.gov.au/

https://ama.com.au/article/latest-information-covid-19

https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019