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.
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
- 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.