Thanks for visiting our updated COVID INFORMATION.
We know things keep changing, so here's what we have decided is the best application of the requirements for the clinic. We believe these measures should help us to minimise the risk of infection in the clinic.
Thanks a million for your patience and indulgence.
PLEASE CALL US BEFORE YOUR APPOINTMENT IF YOU:
Have had any recent COVID-like symptoms (see below for a reminder);
Have been advised to isolate;
Need to exercise a mask exemption.
COVID CONTAINMENT MEASURES
ALL PATIENTS MUST attend appointments ALONE. Others who arrive with a patient will be politely asked to wait outside the building UNLESS:
The patient is a minor
The additional attending person is required for physical or emotional support
Interpreters are exempt
Other significant reasons established at the time.
Please sanitise your hands on entry and endeavour to touch as few items in the clinic as possible.
CHIROACTIVE is categorised as a Tier 2 setting, therefore close contacts cannot enter for 7 days after exposure date.
Limit of one person at a time in the waiting room.
Masks are still required in the clinic. Patients with mask exemptions will be asked to wait outside the building until a room is available for them to go straight into.
DON’T BE EARLY
Patients will be asked to wait until at least 5 mins prior to their appointment time before entering the waiting room.
Due to current close contact rules, appointments will be kept to less than 15 mins in duration wherever possible. This means adjustment and multiple laser sessions will not be available at the same consult for now. Additional appointments at a different time will need to be made. Consideration will be made when billing for these services to ensure the patient is not financially disadvantaged.
PLEASE NOTE : As RAT tests are NOT MANDATED, difficult and costly to acquire in large numbers they will not be utilised at this time.
Please stay at least 1.5 metres away from staff and other patients wherever possible.
Please minimise bathroom use. Apparently this is a significant risk factor. Having said that we understand if the excitement is all too much:-)
We sincerely apologise for any inconvenience, however, a single COVID or even a COLD exposure could close the clinic and deprive all patients of care.
LET’S WORK TOGETHER TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE!!
Dr. Geoff McCann
COVID-19 SYMPTOMS from SA Health website for you reference:
As with other respiratory illnesses, some people infected with coronavirus disease may experience mild symptoms and will recover easily, and others may become very ill and need urgent medical care.
Symptoms of COVID-19 can include:
fever (a temperature of 37.5˚C or higher) or chills;
loss of taste or smell;
runny or blocked nose;
shortness of breath (difficulty breathing);
nausea, vomiting or diarrhoea;
muscle or joint pain;
loss of appetite.
For some people, it can be more severe and can lead to pneumonia or breathing difficulties and can even be fatal. Call 000 if you need urgent medical help. For more information on Covid-19 please check here SA Health | What is Covid-19?