COVID-19 Update #24; 25 April 2022

Please note that wearing a mask is no longer a condition of entry to my practice. Of course, you may still choose to wear a mask, and if you’d prefer I wear one, I am happy to do so.

In accordance with the latest NSW Health Department guidelines (from 22/4/22), if you have been exposed to COVID-19 (for example, if someone in your household or workplace has tested positive), but you do not have COVID-19 symptoms, you no longer have to self-isolate for seven days.

You must still follow the Household and Close Contact Guidelines, unless you have tested positive for COVID-19 in the last twelve weeks.

If you have been exposed, I would appreciate it if you would contact me to discuss, before attending an appointment. You can cancel or reschedule an appointment at my practice by visiting my booking page, or by clicking on the link in your appointment confirmation text/email.

While I understand this may arise at short notice, I would appreciate it if you could let me know as soon as is practical of any changes or cancellations.

COVID-19 Update #23; 10 March 2022

Please note that wearing a mask is no longer a condition of entry to my practice. Of course, you may still choose to wear a mask, and if you’d prefer I wear one, I am happy to do so.

COVID-19 Update #22; 7 January 2022

To accord with current NSW Health Department guidelines, if you have been exposed to COVID (for example, if someone in your household or workplace has tested positive), you have to self-isolate for seven days.

If you have been exposed, please do not attend an appointment until after this isolation period. You can cancel or reschedule an appointment at my practice by visiting my booking page, or by clicking on the link in your appointment confirmation text/email.

While I understand this may arise at short notice, I would appreciate it if you could let me know as soon as is practical of any changes or cancellations.

Thank you.

COVID-19 Update #21; 24 December 2021

As of 12:01 AM today, 24 December 2021, the NSW Government has changed the rules around wearing face masks. It is now again mandatory to wear a mask in all indoor business settings. Please note that wearing a mask is a condition of entry to my practice.

COVID-19 Update #20; 16 December 2021

As of 15 December 2021, the NSW Government rules and restrictions have changed. In line with these changes, it is no longer mandatory to use QR code checkin when you attend my practice. It also no longer mandatory to wear a mask in most situations, though they are still strongly encouraged by NSW Health.

However, in light of the current outbreak of locally acquired cases, wearing a mask is still currently a condition of entry to my practice. I will also still require you to sanitise or wash your hands on arrival.

I am taking these measures to protect the wellbeing and safety of all my clients. Thank you for your understanding.

COVID-19 Update #19; 17 October 2021

As I understand it, there is no requirement to be fully vaccinated to attend a medical appointment. Therefore, while compliance with Public Health Orders is your responsibility, I will not require proof of double vaccination to attend an appointment at my practice.

QR code checkin, wearing a mask and hand sanitizing continue to be conditions of entry to my practice.

COVID-19 Update #18; 21 September 2021

A seven day lockdown comes into effect for the Byron Shire from 5.00 pm today, 21/9.

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 not entirely clear, but AACMA suggests as a guide “if in the absence of care, the patient’s condition could deteriorate to the point of requiring hospitalisation or suffering long term health effects”.

My practice is therefore currently open.

QR code checkin, wearing a mask and hand sanitizing continue to be conditions of entry to my practice.

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 hard to find, but AACMA suggests as a guide “if in the absence of care, the patient’s condition could deteriorate to the point of requiring hospitalisation or suffering long term health effects”.

I am, therefore, re-opening my practice from tomorrow, 17 August. Please be aware that QR code checkin, wearing a mask and hand sanitising (or hand washing) are conditions of entry to my practice.

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 introduced by NSW Health, and I will post here, advising of when I am re-opening my practice.

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 provider or
  • a statutory declaration.

A statutory declaration will require you to identify your disability, physical or mental health illness or condition and declare

  • you have the physical or mental health illness or condition or disability and
  • the physical or mental health illness or condition, or disability makes wearing a fitted face covering unsuitable

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