CORONA VIRUS (COVID-19) POLICY

WE’RE OPEN FOR ESSENTIAL CLINICAL CARE

Essential clinical care is defined as:

# to prevent a significant change/deterioration in functional independence which would result in an escalation of care needs (e.g. an increase in frequency of treatment needed, an increased need for prescription medication due to a significant increase in pain, requirement for specialist input or review, an increase in care needs, and/or a substantial increase to anticipated recovery time associated with a delay in receiving services)

# to provide assessment and diagnostic services to clients/patients whose care have been delayed as a result of previous restrictions, with any further delay likely to result in deterioration in functional independence or adverse health outcomes (including access to diagnostic imaging services or assessment for prescription of assistive equipment and technology)

#to provide services that are essential as part of a broader plan of care with a medical practitioner (e.g. fitting a brace post-surgery)

#to provide services that are part of a conservative management plan to avoid or delay elective surgery (as agreed with treating team)

#to provide services immediately following elective surgery that prevent secondary complications or aid functional recovery (as agreed with treating team).

ALL STAFF AND CLIENTS AT ASPENDALE GARDENS MEDICAL CENTRE ARE NOT TO NOT ENTER THE BUILDING IF THEY HAVE COLD OR FLU SYMPTOMS. MASKS ARE COMPULSORY

If any of the following apply to you, as directed by DHHS, please undertake Covid-19 testing. We are unable to treat until you are symptom free and have a Covid-19 negative test.

1. Experiencing cold/flu-like symptoms inclusive of:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Sore throat
  • Running nose
  • Lethargy/fatigue
  • Shortness of breath

2. Been in close contact with someone diagnosed with COVID-19

MEASURES WE ARE TAKING AT SELECT PHYSIOTHERAPY AND PILATES:

  • Implementation of a Covid-Safe plan and adherence to the guidelines outlined by the DHHS
  • Keeping up to date with best practice to prevent the spread of the virus.
  • Stringent hand sanitisation for staff and clients
  • Sanitising benches, chairs, massage beds, door handles and all equipment after each use.
  • Practicing social distancing when appropriate
  • Physiotherapists wear PPE as directed by the DHHS

Thank you for your patronage. We appreciate your support!

Kind Regards,

Kate Meakins
Director and Principal Physiotherapist Select Physiotherapy and Pilates

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