• 27 MAR 20

    COVID-19 and your health

    We’re committed to keeping you up to date with the latest health news on COVID-19 Coronavirus. Please have a look at the information below and contact our reception on (02) 66841511 if you have any questions or concerns.

    The direct coronavirus health information line is 1800 020 080.

    Or alternatively healthdirect hotline 1800 022 222

    NSW facts sheet on COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

    www.health.nsw.gov.au/Infectious/diseases/Pages/coronavirus.aspx

    The Current Testing Criteria includes:

    • International travel in the 14 days before illness onset

    OR

    • Close or casual contact in 14 days before illness onset with a confirmed case of COVID-19 (close and casual contacts are defined in item 6 of the CDNA National Guidelines for Public Health Units)

    AND Clinical criteria:

    • Fever

    OR

    • Acute respiratory infection (e.g. shortness of breath, cough, sore throat) with or without fever.

    Please note that it is important for our medical practitioner to consider conserving resources for a predicted increase in cases, which is why testing is not being offered to asymptomatic (no symptoms) patients at this stage.

    Advice regarding transmission

    All returned travellers who have travelled overseas should self isolate for 14 days and then adhere to social distancing. This includes:

    • Avoiding crowds and mass gatherings

    • Avoiding small gatherings in enclosed spaces, for e.g., family celebrations

    • Keeping a distance of 1.5 metres between themselves and other people when out and about in public.

    • Returned travellers who, in the last 14 days, have travelled in or transited through any of the countries considered to pose a risk of transmission who are unwell with fever, or with respiratory symptoms (with or without fever) or other symptoms consistent with COVID-19 should be isolated and managed as per the current recommendations for suspected cases.

    If you are considering travelling to any destination with detected cases of the novel coronavirus, information is available via the Smart Traveller website.

    Here’s some links to the most credible and regularly updated information:

    Patient alert poster

    www.racgp.org.au/getmedia/4d1ed78a-f8f7-4284-ab72-3e5c6f287547/Patient-alert-poster-Coronavirus-A4-v8.pdf.aspx

    Centre for disease control and prevention:

    www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/faq.html?deliveryName=USCDC_1150-DM22198

     Australian Government Department of Health

    www.health.gov.au/sites/default/files/documents/2020/03/coronavirus-covid-19-what-you-need-to-know_1.pdf

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