If you are experiencing shortness of breath or you’ve travelled overseas in the past few months, it would be good to give us a call at Circle Health and we can provide you with a way to come in and get checked if necessary. The health and safety of the elderly in aged care homes are of great importance. So as most of the confirmed cases are from the elderly and most of have died from coronavirus.
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, the Australian Government has put in place travel restrictions. Hence, the current information is that as of 20 March 2020 only Australian citizens, residents and immediate family members can travel to Australia. All travellers arriving in Australia must undertake a mandatory 14-day quarantine at designated facilities such as a hotel, at their time of arrival.
These restrictions are under constant review as the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve, which will be updated according to the health advice from facilities all around Australia. From the 25th of March, all Australian citizens and permanent residents won’t be allowed to travel out of Australia unless exempted from the government. Also, we are a screening clinic that will aid people of health and human services.
If you are experiencing fever, cough or sore throat within the span of 48 hours, you may be at a high risk of having the coronavirus. So it is most likely due to long term delaying of flu vaccine, not drinking plenty of fluids, or simply because it’s flu season. To prevent the flu it just needs a quadrivalent vaccines similar to all the preventable diseases.
If your immune system continues to become worse, you have side effects including the influenza virus or it may just be influenza season, which would need the influenza vaccine.
How has Covid-19 affected Melbourne
Corona Melbourne has forced us to discontinue the way we used to clean and currently have set procedures to increase the cleaning of surfaces. This means disinfecting contact surfaces such as elevator buttons, escalator rails and counter tops. Also, cleaning frequency has been increased, focusing more on making sure bathrooms are cleaned every two hours. We’ve also installed hand sanitiser inside all of our amenities, and throughout the facility we are promoting hygiene practices in line with government advice.
At Circle Health we take into consideration all individuals, contact us immediately if you believe you have Covid 19. You must stay home if you have been tested positive so to keep others from getting the any coronavirus cases. We are a flu screening Melbourne clinic at Circle Health who test acute respiratory systems along with testing for covid-19. Alongside providing you with the test results to allow you to know what is going on with your body.
We are working closely with the University of Melbourne alongside the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), the Australian Government and health experts. Our main priority is the safety, health and wellbeing of our staff and our community. Updated information will be provided to enable everyone to know what is going on. There has been an emergency support fund that is available to assist students who have experienced financial hardship as a result of coronavirus (COVID-19).
Who are exempted from the restrictions?
The below travellers are exempted from ‘outbound’ travel restrictions.
- Persons ordinarily resident in a country other than Australia.
- Individuals who travel because their work is associated with offshore facilities.
- People who are working day to day based on outbound and inbound freight.
- People travelling on official government business
- Members of the Australian Defence Force(ADF).
- Airlines and maritime crews
- Associated Safety workers.