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Covid 19 Updates

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The latest:

The Neighbourhood Clinic is still offering Covid 19 testing.  You will need to have a video/phone appointment with a GP first, which you need to book online.  Click HERE for further details.

For current Victorian advice and updates, please see: https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/ and https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus

 

What you should know:

The symptoms of Covid 19  to watch out for are:

  • fever 

  • chills or sweats 

  • cough 

  • sore throat 

  • shortness of breath 

  • runny nose 

  • loss or change in sense of smell or taste. 

 

Some people may also experience headache, muscle soreness, stuffy nose, nausea, vomiting and diarrhoea.
 

If you have any of these symptoms, however mild, you should seek advice and get tested.  If you have serious symptoms, such as difficulty breathing, call 000 and ask for an ambulance and tell them if you also have a fever or a cough, sore throat or respiratory illness.

If you think you may have had close contact with a person diagnosed with Covid 19 or may otherwise be a ‘close contact’, we recommend that you contact the Covid 19 hotline on 1800 675 398. You should stay at home until the Department of Health and Human Services determines if you are a close contact.

To make a video/phone appointment with a doctor at The Neighbourhood Clinic, click HERE.

 

What is the easiest way to stay well?

  • Follow the restrictions and the Victorian COVIDSafe rules to stay safe.  

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitiser. 

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands. 

  • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. If you don’t have a tissue, cough or sneeze into your upper sleeve or elbow. 

  • Get tested if you feel unwell. 

  • Keep a distance of at least 1.5 metres between yourself and others. 

  • Continue to clean and disinfect high touch surfaces regularly such as phones, keyboards, door handles, light switches, bench tops.