Anyone who has been a close contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19 will be required to have a test.
You should be tested for COVID-19 if you have any of these symptoms, however mild they are:
The department of Health and Human Service will require you to self-isolate. View this sheet for more information on being a confirmed case.
Anyone who has been in close contact with you, particularly family members should also quarantine for the same period of time as your isolation.
You should have regular Telehealth appointments with your doctor so your symptoms can be monitored and managed.
You will need to stay in self-isolation until the DHHS give you clearance to end isolation.
If you are unwell, and your coronavirus (COVID-19) test was negative, you should still isolate at home until your symptoms have completely gone. Taking this precaution will stop you passing any illness on to others.
You need to self isolate/quarantine if:
If you have had a positive test for COVID-19, the Department of Health and Human Services will advise when you can return to work.
If you have had a negative test but still have any symptoms of COVID-19, you must not to return to work until all symptoms have resolved. You should consider speaking to your doctor about whether you need a second test if your symptoms continue.
We will not be providing certificates to allow people exemption from wearing a face mask. If you believe you have a lawful reason to not wear a mask, you need to be able to show evidence of this reason, but do not need a certificate from a doctor.
At North East Family Medicine, if you have any symptoms of COVID-19, you will be required to have a Telehealth appointment and then with the doctor a decision can be made on the next steps.
Patients who require face to face appointments can still access them after being screened.
Patients requiring immunisations and procedures can still be booked in for these appointments.
To protect our staff and patient’s, we have put a number of steps in place to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
Being pregnant during the COVID-19 pandemic can be a worrying time. Pregnant women fall into a vulnerable group NOT because this virus is worse for them, but because we don’t want mum becoming unwell and this complicating care for mum and baby. Be assured that you will still receive antenatal care at North East Family Medicine.
This website has some good evidence based links https://maternity-matters.com.au/covid19