COVID-19

I have tested positive to COVID-19, now what?

You must do the following:

  • Isolate for 10 days from the date of first positive COVID-19 test.

  • The day the test is taken is day 0.

  • If symptoms persist at day 10 contact the COVID Response Care Team (see below).

  • Don’t wait for a text message or phone call, notify your household, school or employer and anyone you have had close personal contact with in the 2 days prior to symptoms or testing positive.

  • Close personal contact includes:

    • close proximity, and

    • indoors, and

    • no mask, and

    • for more than 15 mins

  • You will receive a phone call or text message from SA Health with a survey to complete.

For further information on what to do please visit the below links:

I am a close contact. What do I do?

If you are a household contact who can separate from the person with COVID:

  • QUARANTINE 

    • 7 days from last day of contact with positive case​

    • You must receive a negative COVID-19 test on day 6 to leave quarantine

  • TESTING

    • Get tested as soon as possible; and on day 6 after exposure​

    • Get tested as soon as possible if symptoms develop

If you are a household contact who cannot separate from the person with COVID:

  • QUARANTINE

    • 14 days from the date the person with COVID-19 had their test

  • TESTING

    • Get tested immediately if symptoms develop

 

For further information on what to do, please click on the below link:

Our position

Hindmarsh GP is committed to providing high quality health care, as well as creating a safe workplace and practice for patients to seek essential health care.

We recognize that most of our patients will be seeking non-COVID related health care, and we are committed to continuing to provide such care during times of high transmission of COVID-19 in the community.  Hindmarsh GP has ensured its doctors and staff have complied with the SA Government mandatory vaccination for healthcare workers. We encourage everyone to seek vaccination for COVID-19.

We will continue to provide medical care to any patient (vaccinated or unvaccinated). However, based on an individual’s vaccination status, we may implement certain measures to protect both the patient and our doctors/staff, which may include producing a negative COVID-19 PCR result prior to your appointment.

We are implementing measures to reduce the risk of transmission of COVID-19 within our practice and our community that may result in Hindmarsh GP being unable to provide essential medical care.

We are continuing to see children for routine immunisations. Please call and speak to our friendly reception staff to book and confirm any requirements prior to your child's appointment.

Childhood Immunisations

 

COVID-19 vaccinations for children begin 10th January 2022 for children aged 5 to 11. Currently we will have vaccinations available for children who are current patients of the clinic. Please call and speak to our friendly reception staff to book your child's appointment. 

 

Vaccinations for children will be done inside the clinic, therefore to minimise the time children are present inside the clinic we ask that you call on arrival to the clinic's carpark for further directions. We ask that only one parent and ONLY those children receiving vaccinations attend the appointment.

What we are doing

We are implementing a number of precautionary measures in line with SA Health’s COVID-19 exposure risk assessment.
These measures include:

  • Assess risk to patients, doctors and staff, based on: level of community transmission, appointment type being sought, symptoms, and vaccination status

  • Triage patients based on clinical need

  • Provide doctors and staff with additional personal protective equipment

  • Limit the number of non-essential visitors to the practice

  • Physical distancing in the waiting room, including asking patients to wait outside or in their cars

  • Ensuring all our doctors and staff are vaccinated for COVID-19

  • Utilise telehealth and e-scripts to reduce non-essential face-to-face contact

What YOU can do to help us

We ask our patients to work with us to enable the practice to continue ‘business-as-(almost)-usual’. You can help us by:

  • Showing kindness and respect to all staff. They are required to ask you a lot more (and the same) questions when you make an appointment and when you attend an appointment. 

  • You will be asked to show your COVID-19 certificate of vaccination, recent COVID-19 swab result or QR check-in tick. This is to help our staff and doctors to triage, assess transmission risk, and put in place any additional measures to protect you, other patients, and our doctors/ staff. 

  • Get a COVID-19 swab when you first develop respiratory symptoms or begin feeling unwell

  • Wear a surgical mask to your appointment (we can provide you with a surgical mask for a fee if you don’t have one), sanitise your hands upon entry and exit of the practice

  • Use the QR check-in upon your arrival to the practice

  • Where possible, attend your appointment alone. If you require a support person, we ask that you bring one person only.

  • Unvaccinated patients will require a negative covid-19 PCR result 24-72 hours prior to attendance. 

  • For children, we ask that only one parent and no siblings attend the appointment (where possible).

 

THANK YOU!

Hindmarsh GP

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