The government’s new COVIDSAFE app – out now

The Australian government has launched it’s new tracing app COVIDSAFE. We are advised that the more people who use this app, the easier and faster it will be to trace those who’ve come into contact with the virus.  We’ve included these links so you can learn more about the app and how to download it to your phone. Click on the this link here

Stay tuned here for flu vax info..but please don’t phone

We are busy planning our annual flu vax clinics with the strictest COVID-19 control measures in place.

The flu vaccine has not arrived – it’s expected in around four weeks. Be sure to stay tuned to our website for the latest information – please do not phone.

Our doctors will vaccinate those most at risk as a priority and we are aiming to give the vaccine to as many people as we can – as quickly as possible.

COVID-19 clinics in Southern NSW

New COVID-19 clinics for our region

Southern NSW Local Health District has established COVID-19 clinics at Queanbeyan, Moruya, Bega, Goulburn and Cooma. These clinics will test people, as necessary, and provide advice about symptom management and other advice about COVID-19. These walk-in clinics do not require a referral from your GP and will operate during the day on Monday to Friday. However, you are advised to call the Healthdirect hotline on 1800 022 222  or the local number provided, BEFORE attending one of these clinics. 

For clinic locations and opening hours click on Read More here…

Coronavirus – what you need to know

We all need to work together to help stop the spread of Coronavirus. To protect those most at risk and to slow the rate of community transmission – non-essential organised gatherings should be kept to fewer than 500 people. 

People who have returned from anywhere overseas are required to self-isolate for 14 days. During this time, you should monitor your health closely. If you develop symptoms including a fever and cough, you should seek medical attention, remembering to call ahead.

People who have been in close contact with a confirmed case of coronavirus should also monitor their health and seek medical advice.

From 18 March 2020, all Australians are advised not to travel overseas. Go to www.smartraveller.gov.au for further information

 For Department of Health information on Coronavirus (Covid-19) published 17 March 2020, click the Read more link below to find out who is most at risk, what to do if you develop symptoms, if you should wear a mask – who needs to be isolated and what home isolation means. There is also advice on how to prevent the spread of the virus.

Please note: If you feel you may have been in contact with the virus and you develop symptoms you must first call either our practice or contact the Moruya or Batemans Bay District Hospitals for professional advice on what you should do to minimise risks to yourself and others.  

New COVID-19 clinics have been established in our region by our Southern NSW Local Health District – see the news post on our Home Page.

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Coronavirus and COVID-19 – questions answered by experts

What do you need to know about COVID-19 and coronavirus? The Conversation asked their readers for their top questions and sought answers from two of Australia’s leading virus and vaccine experts.

This podcast episode is produced by The Conversation – it features Professor Michael Wallach and Dr Lisa Sedger – both from the School of Life Sciences at the University of Technology, Sydney – answering questions from readers. 

Also visit The Conversation https://theconversation.com/au