COVID-19 Information

Our team will continue to care for and support patients through the coronavirus pandemic.

 

What is coronavirus?

 

Novel coronavirus or COVID-19 is a type of virus. Coronaviruses are a family of viruses which cause respiratory tract infections. The severity of novel coronavirus infection can vary from very mild to severe, life threatening illness. Common symptoms include fever, cough, sore throat, tiredness and difficulty breathing.

 

 

If you believe you have been exposed to, or may have coronavirus and you have mild to moderate symptoms please:
 

  • Immediately isolate yourself from others

  • Call the practice on 9389 5811. A nurse or doctor will speak with you and advise about the best course of action and what to do next.

  • For the safety of other patients and staff, if you have any symptoms please do not attend the practice in person until you have discussed with a nurse or doctor by phone.
     

If you have severe symptoms such as difficulty breathing, feeling very unwell in yourself, or high fevers it is safest to present to a hospital emergency department immediately or call an ambulance so you can be assessed and treated as quickly as possible.

 

Please call ahead to the hospital or ambulance to let them know about your condition and the possibility you may have coronavirus.

 

Testing for coronavirus

 

When you call the practice, we will be able to tell you if you meet the current testing criteria and if so, will arrange for you to be tested.

 

We are able to conduct testing for patients at the practice where other alternatives are not available.

 

General measures

 

Please isolate yourself at home immediately if you develop any cold, flu or respiratory symptoms, observe social distancing, and practice regular hand hygiene. Stay at home and work from home as much as possible and avoid unnecessary trips.  This will help to limit and slow the spread of coronavirus in the community. Only if everyone in the community follows these measures will we be able to limit the spread of the virus.

 

We recognise that this is a stressful, uncertain and anxiety-provoking time for many reasons. If you are having difficulty, please contact the practice to arrange a telehealth or in-person consultation with your GP or contact Lifeline on

13 11 14 or Kids Helpline on 1800 551 800.

Useful links and numbers

 

NSW Health Coronavirus page

https://preview.nsw.gov.au/covid-19

 

Federal Government Coronavirus page

https://www.health.gov.au

 

National Coronavirus Helpline

1800 020 080

 

Prince of Wales Hospital

9382 2222

 

St Vincent’s Hospital

9382 1111

Royal Prince Alfred Hospital 

9515 6111

 

Sydney Children’s Hospital

9382 1111