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Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

 

A major focus during the COVID-19 pandemic, has been the safety of our patients, staff and the community.  As a Health District, we are committed to ensuring we take all reasonable and practical steps to ensure this remains paramount in everything we do.

With the current spike in COVID-19 numbers throughout parts of Melbourne, the Local Health District is taking proactive steps to minimise the risk to patients and staff, while keeping any disruption to services to a minimum.  

All visitors and staff attending the District’s facilities are asked a series of questions during temperature checking and screening. From today, they will also be asked Have you travelled to Melbourne in the last 14 days?  

If answered ‘yes’, they will be automatically assessed for symptoms and will not be permitted to enter the facility until 14 days from the date they returned from Melbourne.  They will also be advised to get tested for COVID-19 should even the mildest of symptoms arise.

NSW Health recommends anyone with any mild respiratory symptoms or unexplained fever should be tested for COVID-19.

COVID-19 symptoms include:

  • Fever;
  • Runny nose;
  • Cough;
  • Headache;
  • Aches and pains
  • Tiredness (fatigue);
  • Sore throat;
  • Shortness of breath.

Southern NSW Local Health District has established COVID-19 Testing Centres and temporary pop-up clinics throughout the District, so those with symptoms may be tested and treated quickly - https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/Infectious/covid-19/Pages/clinics.aspx

Any one heading to an assessment centre MUST call 1800 999 880 (option 1) before attending.

For the latest, up to date information head to: https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/Infectious/diseases/Pages/coronavirus.aspx

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Last updated: 08 July 2020
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