Coronavirus (COVID-19)

COVID-19 is going to change the way we go about life for some time. Please follow the Health Departments advice to stay safe.

I am continuing to practice face to face – until instructed not to – but there are some changes. If you are at risk, or considered susceptible then I will offer telephone or videoconference sessions.

Medicare defines:

Patients at risk of COVID-19 include people who:

    • have been diagnosed with COVID-19 but haven’t been admitted to hospital
    • are required to isolate themselves following the advice from the Department of Health
    • are considered susceptible to COVID-19
    • meet the current national triage criteria for suspected COVID-19 infection.

People are considered susceptible to COVID-19 if they’re:

    • over 70
    • over 50 and of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent
    • pregnant
    • a parent of a child under 12 months old
    • being treated for a chronic health condition or are immune compromised.

Source Medicare website 22 March 2020

I am (as of 22 March 2020) continuing to see other clients in my room at Wahroonga. To reduce the risks of transmission I have:

  • disinfecting hard surfaces between appointments,
  • have hand sanitiser available for clients,
  • encourage you to bring a drink bottle (I have disposable cups also), and
  • maintaining social distancing, the office is 17m2, by not shaking hands etc.

Please contact me if you are concerned or would like to change an appointment to telephone or videoconference.