COVID-19 is a new strain of coronavirus that has not been previously identified in humans. COVID 19 is closely related to SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome) coronavirus and in the same family as MERS (Middle East respiratory syndrome) coronavirus.
The virus is most likely spread through:
- close contact with an infectious person
- contact with droplets from an infected person’s cough or sneeze
- touching objects or surfaces (like doorknobs or tables) that have cough or sneeze droplets from an infected person, and then touching your mouth or face.
The best defences against COVID-19 are:
Practice Good Hygiene.
Wash your hand frequently with soap and water
Cover your cough/sneeze and dispose of tissues
Avoid contact with others if you are unwell
Practice Social Distancing
The more space between you and others, the harder it is for the virus to spread.
- stay at home unless is absolutely necessary
- keep 1.5 metres away from others
- avoid physical greetings such as handshaking, hugs and kisses
- use tap and pay instead of cash
For more information on current Guidelines Click Here
If you are experiencing respiratory distress or chest pain please call 000 immediately.
The most common symptom is a fever. Other symptoms include cough, sore throat and shortness of breath.
If you are experiencing these symptoms please call our friendly reception team, who will transfer your call to a Nurse who will ask you some more detailed questions and advise you how to proceed.
Telehealth services will be available to ALL Patients from 30/3/2020.
To reduce the risk of spreading infection, you can consult with your GP from the comfort of your home.
Please phone the clinic on 02 6030 5500 or book your appointment via the Book Your Appointment Here button at the top of the page to make an online appointment with a GP.
5 minutes before your appointment please select this telehealth link to consult with your GP.