The Victorian government has announced an extentsion to the original seven-day lockdown in a bid to curb the state’s growing coronavirus outbreak. The circuit-breaker lockdown will now be in place until 11:59pm on Thursday 10 June.
Chiropractors can continue to practice but are only permitted to see patient who require essential clinical care.
Acting Premier James Merlino said there are only five reasons people would be allowed to leave their homes:
- Food and supplies
- Authorised work
- Care and caregiving
- Exercise for up to 2 hours with one other person
- Getting vaccinated.
Allied health professionals are able to provide “essential clinical care” where telehealth services are not clinically appropriate.
The Department of Health has clarified the difference between essential clinical care and routine care. At the moment, routine care is not permitted however we will circulate further communication as soon as this advice changes.
If you aren’t sure whether your appointment is classified as essential care or routine care, we are here to help. Our reception team are working to contact all patients with existing bookings to either confirm or reschedule. If you haven’t had a call yet, please phone the clinic and leave a message and a member of the team will come back to you as soon as possible.
Of course with these changes our reception hours will also be impacted, but please rest assured we will get back to you as soon as possible.
Yes. The DHHS has advised “You can leave home to receive health care or attend medical appointments. If you need to see a doctor or health care professional, you should do so. Do not put off getting medical care”.
You are allowed to travel more than 5kms from your home for healthcare reasons, such as for an appointment.
You will be required to show the SMS confirmation as proof of appointment if you are stopped by authorities to inquire why you have left your house.
All practitioners are wearing relevant PPE equipment. We are cleaning tables and treatment areas between patients. Using hand santisier, maintain social distancing when possible and have installed perspex guards at reception for your and our receptions staff’s safety.
- Wearing of masks by clinical & administrative staff as well as patients, as recommended by the Allied Health Officer.
- Educating employees on important prevention measures
- Cleaning high contact surface points more regularly and thoroughly.
- Use of alcohol wipes for our tables and hand sanitiser prior to every consultation.
- Hand sanitiser available for use at front desk.
- Maintaining Social Distancing protocols
- Perspex screens for the safety of staff and patients
- Enforcing a “stay home” policy for any person with cold or flu like symptoms.