Corona Virus Update
Dalyellup Family Medical Centre has been working hard to assist our patients with the threat of the coronavirus (COVID-19 virus). We’ve can now offer telehealth and phone consultations to allow people to assess essential health services in their home while they undergo self-isolation or quarantine, and reduce their risk of exposure to COVID-19 for vulnerable people in the community. Please see the article on telehealth consultations.
On booking all appointments please tell the staff if you have a fever, cough, runny nose, are feeling short of breath, travelled overseas in the last 2 weeks, had exposure to someone who has recently travelled or has been confirmed as having the COVID-19 virus.
Practising good sneeze/cough hygiene reduces the spread of viruses. You should:
- wash your hands frequently with soap and water, before and after eating, and after going to the toilet
- cover your cough and sneeze, dispose of tissues, and use alcohol-based hand sanitiser
- and if unwell, avoid contact with others (stay more than 1.5 meters from people).
There is a national 24/7 hotline to help triage people with respiratory symptoms and those who are concerned about contact with a possible COVID-19 case. The phone number is 1800020080.
The Australian Government provides daily COVID-19 health alerts at https://www.health.gov.au/news/health-alerts/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov-health-alert
Swabs for suspected coronavirus infection are not currently been done at the practice. If you suspect you need testing as you fulfill the above criteria then contact the Bunbury Regional Hospital on 97221000. Guidelines change so please use resources above to keep updated. Please contact the practice if you are still uncertain.