Thank you to all of our patients for being so patient and understanding during this difficult time. We understand the anxiety and stress this has caused a lot of people and we are doing our best to ensure we are keeping everyone as safe and protected as possible.
Please do not visit our clinic if you have flu-like symptoms such as fever, cough, sore throat or shortness of breath. If you have traveled outside of Cairns or been on a cruise ship in the last 14 days or have been in contact with someone who is currently being tested for Covid or if you have been asked to self-isolate, please phone our clinic. Do not attend.
Telehealth appointments are now available for consultations with your Doctor. We are adhering to strict social distancing guidelines and encourage people to stay at home where possible and only attend the clinic if absolutely necessary.
If you are needing dressings or vaccinations, please call the clinic to book.
Department of Health Coronavirus prevention:
You might catch Coronavirus (COVID-19) if:
- someone with the virus sneezes or coughs onto you
- someone with the virus coughed or sneezed onto a surface (like a door handle) that you touch, and you get the infected droplets on your hands and then transfer them to your mouth, nose or eyes when you touch your face or eat.
All Australians must stay home unless:
- shopping for essentials – food and necessary supplies;
- medical or health care needs, including compassionate requirements;
- exercise in compliance with the public gathering requirements;
- work and study if you can’t work or learn remotely.
Self-quarantine at home also applies for:
- Australians over 70 years of age;
- Australians over 65 years of age who have existing health conditions or comorbidities;
- First Nations people over the age of 50 who have existing health conditions or comorbidities.
These groups should limit contact with others as much as possible.
There are 5 ways we can all help stop the spread of viruses
- Clean your hands regularly with soap and water or alcohol-based hand rubs.
- Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue or bent elbow when coughing or sneezing.
- Avoid touching your face, nose and mouth. And avoid shaking hands.
- Stay home as much as possible, especially if you are sick.
- Practice social distancing, which includes staying 1.5m away from others as much as you can.
Department of Health Covid-19 quiz: