Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

Posted: 29/01/2020

Visiting your GP at Mandurah Medical:

😷If you have an acute respiratory infection (cough/ shortness of breath) &/or fever AND

😷Have travelled interstate OR

😷Have had known contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19

YOU MUST PHONE US ON 9535 4644 PRIOR TO MAKING YOUR APPOINTMENT & FOLLOW THE GUIDELINES FROM RECEPTION STAFF.

👉This protocol is in place to help prevent further spread of infection.

PATIENT COVID-19 ADVICE:

SYMPTOMS: If you have serious symptoms such as difficulty breathing, call 000 for urgent medical help.

Symptoms include:

  • fever
  • coughing
  • sore throat
  • shortness of breath
  • gastroenteritis
  • loss of smell & taste

If you are sick and think you might have COVID-19, check your symptoms using this link: Health Direct’s Coronavirus (COVID-19) Symptom Checker.      

For more information on symptoms, please visit this link: Australian Government Dept of Health page

How to SELF-ISOLATE: (to prevent possible spread of virus’ to other people)

Staying home means you:

  • do not go to public places such as work, school, shopping centres, childcare or university
  • ask someone to get food and other necessities for you and leave them at your front door
  • do not let visitors in — only people who usually live with you should be in your home
  • do not need to wear a mask in your home, but do wear one if you have to go out (for example to seek medical attention)
  • should stay in touch by phone and online with your family and friends
Source: How to Self-Isolate

 

Resources, further information and advice:

CORONAVIRUS HEALTH INFORMATION LINE: 1800 020 080 (Open 24/7) For translating or interpreting services, phone: 131 450 

For more information, please click on and read the COVID-19 clinics – frequently asked questions (PDF 278KB)

Travelling Info: https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/news-and-updates/coronavirus-covid-19

Department of Health: https://www.health.gov.au/health-topics/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov

FaceBook: Australian Government Department of Health 

Dept Of Health Info and Resources: https://www.health.gov.au/resources/collections/novel-coronavirus-resources

CDC: www.cdc.gov/coronavirus2019-ncov/index.html