The novel coronavirus or COVID-19 has people worried. What can you do if you are concerned you may have it?
First, thoroughly read the latest information at https://www.health.gov.au/news/health-alerts/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov-health-alert.
If, based on your travel and the latest information at the link above, you are at risk, the next step is to decide how sick you are. If you are mildly sick, CALL your GP. Please let reception know that you are specifically concerned that you may have the novel coronavirus. Wait at home until you hear back from the clinic. If you are very unwell, CALL your local Emergency Department. They will advise you about what to do next.
PLEASE CALL. DO NOT ARRIVE AT A CLINIC OR EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT WITH POSSIBLE CORONAVIRUS WITHOUT CALLING AHEAD.
What can you do to minimise your risk of catching it?
We are exposed to coronaviruses regularly, they are part of the many viruses that cause the common cold. COVID-19 is a new virus from the coronavirus family that has not been seen in humans before.
Minimising your risk is the same as minimising your risk of any cold or flu:
- Wash your hands a lot. Use soap and lather for 20 seconds. Use sanitiser as well, or instead if water is not available.
- Avoid touching your face, especially after touching something communal like a door handle or trolley.
- Avoid unnecessary contact with people. If you like to give a traditional kiss on the cheek (or 2 or 3), hug, or handshake, consider changing to fist bumps (followed by handwashing) or tapping toes instead.
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The Doctors, Nurses and Support staff at Nundah Doctors Surgery Wavell Heights provide the highest standard of personalised patient care with a holistic approach towards the diagnosis and treatment of illness and disease. We are committed to the well-being of our patients and our community and believe in partnering together and strongly advocate for positive health education, and promotion of a healthy lifestyle.