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If you have travelled overseas or been in direct contact with anyone who has or is suspected to have CORONAVIRUS in the last 14 days, or are in self isolation

OR you have any symptom

– fever

– cough,

– sore throat

– difficulty breathing

– muscle aches

– diarrhoea

Do not come into the clinic.

Instead please CALL US on 3357 8192 and we will arrange a telephone consultation with one of our GPs or allied health.

Telephone consultations available.

If you need to see you GP, we recommend you consider a telephone consultation

What can you do to reduce your risk of becoming infected with coronavirus:

 

1) Careful and frequent hand washing (hand sanitisers are ok if you are out and about). Remember that surfaces may be contaminated (eg door handles, lift buttons, light switches).

 

2) Avoid touching your face.

 

3) Follow cough etiquette (either cough into a tissue and dispose of it or cough into your elbow). Wash your hands.

 

4) Get plenty of sleep and eat a healthy diet.

 

5) Social distancing particularly for people over the age of 60, especially if you have a chronic disease. Do not shake hands or share cups. Stay 1.5m away from other people.

 

The Prime Minister announced on 15/3/2020

1) Self isolation for 14 days to all travellers coming into Australia effective midnight tonight. (In QLD the Premier announced on 15/3/2020 that fines of up to $13,000 apply for non compliance)

2) Banning of non essential static mass gatherings of 500 people or more (at this stage this does not include schools or public transport).

3) Social distancing as per the AHPPC/Australian Health Protection Principal Committee. We will share this information on another post.

4)They will announce restrictions to visits to aged care facilities in a few days.

Please stay home if you have respiratory symptoms or other symptoms. Call your doctor for advice prior to going to their clinic. Your doctor will discuss whether you need to be tested and how to get tested. There are very specific testing criteria in Qld.

Call your doctor if unwell or concerns. Our phone number is 33578192.

Always call 000 in an emergency

From the Blog

Resources

Qld Health
https://www.qld.gov.au/health/conditions/health-alerts/coronavirus-covid-19

Department of Health
https://www.health.gov.au/news/health-alerts/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov-health-alert

Coronavirus Health Information Line-for general questions
1800 020 080

Health Direct-to check your symptoms and speak with a registered nurse
www.healthdirect.gov.au or ph 1800 022 222

Smart Traveller-get the latest travel advice
www.smarttraveller.gov.au

We have heard that the phone lines have been inundated so there may be a wait.
In an emergency hang up and dial 000.

Facebook Feed

We are also posting further information and tips on our Facebook page. Eg. correct handwashing technique and hand sanitiser use. Please check it out and share it with your family and friends.

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