COVID-19 Update #17; 16 August 2021

As you would know, the entire state of NSW went into lockdown yesterday at 5pm.  You can find more information on this here. It is my understanding that under the description of Authorised Workers, registered health care professionals in NSW are able to continue to treat patients requiring essential care. The definition of essential care is hardContinue reading “COVID-19 Update #17; 16 August 2021”

COVID-19 Update #16; 9 August 2021

NSW Health has today announced new restrictions for four LGA’s in Northern NSW, including the Byron Shire, coming into effect from 6:00 pm today, Monday 9 August. In compliance with this stay-at-home order, my practice will be closed until Tuesday, 17 August. I will, of course, keep abreast of developments and any further conditions introducedContinue reading “COVID-19 Update #16; 9 August 2021”

COVID-19 Update #15; 23 July 2021

The rules have changed regarding exemptions to the requirement to wear a mask. If you cannot wear a face mask because of a disability, physical or mental health illness or condition, you must carry either a medical certificate or letter signed by a registered health practitioner (such as a doctor) or a registered NDIS providerContinue reading “COVID-19 Update #15; 23 July 2021”

COVID-19 Update #14; 7 July 2021

The rules around check-in have changed. From 12 July, more businesses and organisations will need to have check-in set up at their premises. In compliance with the new NSW Health rules, I will ask you to use the QR code check in when you attend your appointment. To save your time at your appointment, pleaseContinue reading “COVID-19 Update #14; 7 July 2021”

COVID-19 Update #13; 1 July 2021

IMPORTANT:As of 26 June 2021, there are new restrictions in place across NSW. In accordance with these precautions, you must wear a mask when you attend your appointment. This is a condition of entry to my practice. Please be aware that the twelve hour notice of cancellation policy will apply. If you have been inContinue reading “COVID-19 Update #13; 1 July 2021”

COVID-19 Update #11; 27 May 2021

If you have been to Victoria since 12 May, please check the Victoria Department of Health and Human Services website regularly to see if you have visited any of these venues of concern. If so, immediately follow the relevant public health advice. Please do not attend your appointment if this applies to you, without firstContinue reading “COVID-19 Update #11; 27 May 2021”

COVID-19 Update #10; 31 March 2021

New locally acquired case in Byron Bay; enhanced COVID-safe measures apply. NSW Health was notified overnight of a new locally acquired case of COVID-19 in northern NSW and enhanced COVID-safe measures will apply to the local government areas of Tweed Shire Council, Ballina Shire Council, Byron Shire Council and Lismore City Council from 5pm todayContinue reading “COVID-19 Update #10; 31 March 2021”

COVID-19 Update #9; 30 March 2021

IMPORTANT: In light of the current COVID-19 outbreak in Brisbane and the recent visit to Byron Bay by infectious individuals, please check the NSW Health website for new case locations and alerts and precautions. If you have been to any of the case locations within the time frames listed, please contact me before attending anContinue reading “COVID-19 Update #9; 30 March 2021”

COVID-19 Update #8; 22 March 2021

COVID-19 Vaccination program. There are several different types of COVID-19 Vaccines. It is important to have access to reliable, evidence-based information about the vaccination program, to make informed choices. The Australian Government has signed agreements for 3 of these different types Pfizer/BioNTech Vaccine – messenger RNA (mRNA) vaccine AstraZeneca ChAdOx1-S COVID-19 vaccine – vector vaccine Novavax Vaccine –Continue reading “COVID-19 Update #8; 22 March 2021”