Now that the borders are open and Covid19 planning has changed we are also changing to lower your and our risk of catching Covid19.
SA Health has released a matrix to use if exposed to COVID in a health setting. If we are F2F for over 15 minutes and not wearing at least an N95 mask for the whole appointment – you and we need to quarantine for 7 days. To lower the risk to our patients of illness and time spent in quarantine we are therefore:
– Lessening the number of people in our practice, Dr Turner will only be doing Telehealth to assist in this, and we ask those attending for other clinicians to come alone or with one adult;
– We will have everyone stay in their car until their appointment time, then come to the back door to enter. We will not be using our waiting room;
– All bills will be invoiced and sent to you so you don’t need to stand at the front desk;
– You are welcome to ask for your appointment to be by Telehealth at any time.
We really want to stay open, offer health care, and be as safe as we can – and we really hope to go back to our regular face to face work using the whole practice space, as soon as we can, and as soon as SA Health give that guidance.