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COVID19 Update

Posted on March 24, 2020

COVID-19

Information for patients

COVID-19 is a viral illness for which there is currently no vaccine or medication.

We are doing everything we can to minimise the spread so that everyone who needs medical help will be able to access it.

FAQ’s

How can I help if I am well?

Wash your hands frequently – Before and after being in public places, before you eat, or touch your face. Use soap and water for 30 seconds.

Avoid public places – Avoid any crowded places where you cannot maintain a distance of 1.5m from others

Social events and travel – Follow government guidelinies about events and travel

Work from home if possible

Avoid touching – Including handshakes, hugging, kissing etc

Cover coughs & sneezes – Dispose of tissues safely and wash hands after every use

Look out for elderly or at risk – Call them occasionally and drop off supplies so they don’t put themselves at risk

Self-isolate if you become unwell, have contact with a suspected or confirmed case of COVID-19 or have been travelling as per government guidelines

Do I need to be tested?

IF YOU HAVE:

  • Contact with a suspected or confirmed case of coronavirus

AND

ANY ONE OF:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Flu-like symptoms
  • Sore throat
  • Shortness of breath

Go to a government testing facility if symptoms are mild to moderate and self-isolate until result known.

Go to hospital if symptoms are severe (e.g. breathless)

What if my workplace/school says I need clearance to return?

Doctors are unable to provide COVID-19 testing or clearance, unless patients fit strict criteria which is defined by the government.

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