What is Corona Virus?
Coronaviruses are made up of a large family of viruses that can cause illness. Human Coronavirus illnesses are generally mild, such as the common cold.
The current virus originated from Wuhan, Hubei Province, China in December of 2019. This strain of Coronavirus has not previously been identified in humans.
What are the Symptoms?
Symptoms can include: Fever, Cough, Shortness of Breath, Sore Throat and/or a Headache
Who is at Risk?
Some people have a greater risk than others. These groups of higher risk include: the Elderly, People with Chronic Illness (such as Diabetes), Smokers and People with with lung disease (such as COPD & Asthma) and People who are Immune Compromised.
What should I do?
- stay at home if you are unwell
- practise social distancing
- avoid gatherings
- wash your hands often with soap and water, or hand sanitiser
- cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue or use your inner elbow
- if you have arrived from interstate or overseas, you will need to self isolate for 14 days
How do I consult with my GP?
We are offering Telephone consultations with ALL of our General Practitioners. This service includes: Repeat Scripts, Renewing Referrals and General Consultation where examination is not required. If you think our GP would benefit from photo’s relating to the consultation please send to: firstname.lastname@example.org with patients Name, DOB and Address.
This is to protect you, your family and our staff.
If you still wish to attend Face-to Face call the 9493 8333 to discuss with receptionist.
Where can I find Additional Information?
The CoronaVirus Hotline – 1800 020 080
The Australian Government has released an official app with all the latest information from GooglePlay and Apple.
And here are some handy links