Flu Vaccines will be here in late April.
Things might appear a little different at Curalo Medical Clinic at the moment. In order to reduce the potential transmission of COVID-19 we have had to change the way we do things.
When you call or present to the Clinic, you will be asked questions by the reception staff or nurse to determine the best way help you. Please be honest in your reply so that we can help you and keep the community safe.
You may be offered a telephone appointment, be seen in your car or be offered a normal clinical consultation, depending on your symptoms and requirements.
We recommend that if you have a fever and/ or a sore throat, cough, runny nose, or sneezing, to stay at home! The less people that are exposed to potential illnesses, the better! Not everyone who has these symptoms will be tested for COVID-19 and not everyone with a common cold requires to see a GP.
Give us a call on 6496 3322 if you are unsure. If you think that you may have been exposed to COVID-19 then please call the National Corona Health Information Hotline on 1800 020 080. If you are very unwell and also think that you have been exposed to COVID-19 then please call South East Regional Hospital prior to attending or an ambulance on 000.
How to avoid contracting Coronavirus AND the normal Influenza viruses.
Everyone must practise good hygiene to protect against infection and prevent the virus spreading.
Good hygiene includes:
· covering your coughs and sneezes with your elbow or a tissue
· disposing of tissues properly
· washing your hands often with soap and water, including before and after eating and after going to the toilet
· using alcohol-based hand sanitisers
· cleaning and disinfecting surfaces
· if you are sick, avoiding contact with others and staying more than 1.5 metres away from people
If you have a confirmed case, you need to self-quarantine to prevent it spreading to other people.
One way to slow the spread of viruses is social distancing. For example:
· staying at home when you are unwell
· avoiding large public gatherings if they’re not essential
· keeping a distance of 1.5 metres between you and other people whenever possible
· minimising physical contact, especially with people at higher risk such as older people and people with existing health conditions.
Get your information from a reliable source
Corona Virus Hotline: 1800 020 080