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CORONAVIRUS PATIENT ALERT

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Do not come into the practice if you have ANY of these symptoms:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Sore throat
  • Shortness of breath

AND

  • travelled to ANY COUNTRY IN THE WORLD in the 14 days before getting sick

OR

  • had close contact with someone diagnosed with or suspected of having coronavirus in the 14 days before getting sick
  • are a Health Care Worker and have any of the symptoms (even a fever only)

You may need Coronavirus Testing and will need to explore options

Please CALL Health Direct on Ph: 1 800 022 222 for further advise or refer to NSW Health Coronavirus page

If you want to organise testing privately or discuss your symptoms with one of our Bronte Family Doctors, telephone consultations are now available at a cost of $75 (non-medicare rebateable). Please call reception and organise a suitable time, pre-payment is required.

 

HOW DO WE CONTROL THE PANDEMIC?

As a community we have a responsibility to all act in a way that will aide the control of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The way we achieve this is to adopt behaviours which both reduce the chance of us each catching the Coronavirus and reduce the chance of spreading the Coronavirus if we are getting infected with it. As early symptoms can be mild (fever, lethargy) before a cough might start, you may not realize you are getting ill.

These include hygiene measures and isolating if you are not well.

And practicing social distancing – NSW Health provides this guide:

Social distancing is an effective measure, but it is recognised that it cannot be practised in all situations and the aim is to generally reduce potential for transmission.

While practising social distancing, people can travel to work (including public transport). For non-essential activities outside the workplace or attendance at schools, universities and childcare – social distancing includes:

  • avoiding crowds and mass gatherings where it is difficult to keep the appropriate distance away from others
  • avoiding small gatherings in enclosed spaces, for example family celebrations
  • attempting to keep a distance of 1.5 metres between themselves and other people where possible, for example when they are out and about in public place.
  • avoiding shaking hands, hugging, or kissing other people
  • avoiding visiting vulnerable people, such as those in aged care facilities or hospitals, infants, or people with compromised immune systems due to illness or medical treatment

 

THANK YOU

BRONTE FAMILY DOCTORS