Social distancing. Try and stay 1-1.5m away from people. Don’t hug, kiss, shake hands…and DON’T do group meetings / big gatherings. These will soon be cancelled (Monday, if over 500 people) but really, it starts with you!
Cough into your elbow and clean your phone! Both of these will limit spread of those little virus particles!
Now that you’ve cleaned your phone, and are practicing your social distancing, USE the phone. Telehealth is here via your phone, no special equipment needed.
STAY AT HOME, USE THE PHONE
Great advice if you’re unwell, good advice just for day to day. Call PartridgeGP on 08 82953200 for a phone appointment!
A new Coronavirus (similar to the common cold) has broken out in Wuhan, China. Many people seem to be worried.
For now, our advice mirrors State and Federal Health advice:
UPDATED CORONAVIRUS ADVICE
Call @PartridgeGP for a conversation, not to attend. Patients can also call Health Direct on 1800 022 222
If patients have travelled to China in the past 14 days and have symptoms such as fever, cough, sore throat or breathlessness, avoid contact with other people, do not go into crowded places, or take public transport.
Patients should not attend general practice. They should be referred over the phone to the hospital emergency department and the ED should be informed to prepare for the patient’s arrival. The only testing should be in a public health setting.
Health Direct has a team of public health doctors for triage and assessment and referral to emergency. Public health will notify emergency departments in advance.
If patients at risk attend PartridgeGP this is what we will do: