The following is the updated advice from NSW Health about COVID-19 with resources for you
You need to isolate yourself in your home or hotel if you have been:
You need to be isolated for 14 days from the day you left China, Iran or South Korea.
If you have been in contact with a person with a COVID-19 infection while they were ill you need to be isolated for 14 days after you last saw that person.
If you are currently well, or if you have minor symptoms and have been tested for COVID-19 after arriving in Australia and your test result is negative, you can travel directly to your home or hotel by public transport, taxi or ride-share, or continue with onward flights.
Remember that you must wear a surgical mask at all times while travelling to your home or hotel.
Once you get to your home or hotel you must restrict activities outside your home/hotel, except for seeking medical care. You should not go to work, school/university/childcare, the gym, or public areas, and you should not use public transport, taxis, or ride-sharing services.
If you need to seek medical care call ahead, and make sure you wear a surgical mask when attending.
When in home isolation, you should monitor yourself for symptoms. Watch for:
If you or someone else in home isolation develops severe symptoms and it is a medical emergency (e.g. shortness of breath at rest or difficulty breathing) you should phone 000. Tell the ambulance staff that you are in home isolation for COVID-19.
If the symptoms are less serious you should phone your GP or the local emergency department to arrange for a medical assessment. When you have an appointment you should travel directly to the medical centre or emergency department and wear a surgical mask.
If you develop symptoms, you should also make sure you wear a surgical mask while in the presence of other household members, even if they are also in home isolation.
If you are sharing your home with other people who are not in home isolation, you should try to keep your distance from these people as much as possible. Remember to:
You should wash your hands often and thoroughly with soap and water for 20 seconds, especially:
Alternatively, you can use an alcohol-based hand sanitiser if your hands are not visibly dirty.
Make sure it covers your nose and mouth at all times and avoid touching your mask unnecessarily.
You can go into your private garden or courtyard. Wear a surgical mask if there is anyone there who is not also in home isolation.
If you live in an apartment you can go onto your private balcony if you have one. You can go into common garden areas while wearing a surgical mask. Please go quickly through any common areas on the way there.
Being in home isolation can be frightening, particularly for young children. We’ve put together some tips for coping.
For more information and support while in home isolation:
STAY AT HOME AND USE THE PHONE
This advice is of a general nature only, For Information specific to your needs, please ask your GP
If you are unwell and may have contracted COVID-19, please know that
If you need testing:
If you are WELL, but concerned you may have been exposed COVID-19
If you are UNWELL with COVID-19, or we suspect you may have COVID-19, you will need to isolate yourself for a period of time
How will you fill the time if you are sick or have to isolate yourself for 2 weeks?
While in quarantine
STAY AT HOME AND USE THE TELEPHONE to let others know if you need anything
DON’T BE SCARED. BE PREPARED
Taken from an article written by DR Kat Mclean, MBChB FRACGP FRNZCGP and DR Wendy Burton MBBS FRACGP (Hon)
Dr’s Adam & Debra King would like to Welcome DR Shahab Dadbin to the team at The Grange Family Medical Centre
Dr’s Adam & Debra King would like to welcome DR BROCK MEDLAR to the team at The Grange Family Medical Centre
Brock grew up in Canada and moved to Australia completing medical school at the University of Wollongong Graduate School of Medicine.
He has worked around Australia and moved to Port Macquarie with his partner as they both appreciate it’s natural beauty.
He has an interest in all aspects of family medicine and belives in whole patient care and preventative medicine.
Brock spends his time off surfing, camping, bushwalking and rock climbing.
Dr Medlar will start at the practice on Monday, 3rd February & he is taking NEW patients.
Monday 23rd December – 8am – 5.30pm
Tuesday 24th December 8am – 12noon
Wednesday 25th December CLOSED
Thursday 26th December CLOSED
Friday 27th December CLOSED
Monday 30th December CLOSED
Tuesday 31st December CLOSED
Wednesday 1st January 2020 CLOSED
Thursday 2nd January 8am – 5.30pm
Friday 3rd January 8am – 5.30pm