DO NOT ATTEND OUR PRACTICE IF YOU HAVE COLD/FLU SYMPTOMS.
Patients are encouraged to wear masks while at the practices.
Unable to give clearance for COVID
“Doctors are unable to routinely provide patients with COVID 19 clearance. However, they can provide a Medical Certificate for the dates you are absent from your regular duties.
The Australian government advice and guidelines recommend that COVID-19 testing resources are available to patients who show symptoms of COVID-19 or who have had close contact with a confirmed case.
At this time GPs cannot:
Provide clearance for people who have returned from overseas. In the first instance, returned travellers are required to quarantine for 14 days. After 14 days, and if there are NO symptoms, they are fit to return to work.State / territory departments of health may conduct screening during this time.
•provide clearance for well people who have had contact with unwell people (specifically, if the unwell personhas NOT been diagnosed with COVID-19).
At this time, GPs can:
facilitate assessment and testing for COVID-19, for patients who exhibit symptoms, particularly those who have had close contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19. The sharing of these results with an employer / school is at the discretion of the patient, however the patient will be legally required to self-isolate if the test is positive.
People with cold and flu like symptoms should not attend the workplace or school until symptoms have fully resolved and should be tested for COVID-19. Please encourage your employees / students to follow this advice.”
If you are a new patient to this practice, please call the receptionist before coming to the practice. Our friendly receptionist will triage you and assess your suitability for registration.
Please be aware that Telephone Consultations are NOT available for new patients.
Telephone consultations are not available for new patients. If you are a new patient with COVID symptoms, waiting for test results and/or is self isolating due to contact with a case, please call your regular GP for a Telephone consultation and they will coordinate with the Public Health Unit.
Eligibility for Telephone Consultations
- Have seen a GP of Advance Medical Practice face to face within the last 12 months.
- Have a valid Medicare or Veteran Affairs Card.
- Under the age of 12 months.
- Experiencing homelessness; is in a dwelling that is inadequate, has no tenure, does not have control of, and access to, space for social relations.
- In a COVID-19-affected area, where their movement is restricted within the state due to a public health requirement applying to the patient’s location.