There is an inherent risk in attending a health facility that provides in-person services in a shared office environment. It is not possible for us to eliminate a risk for potential exposure to infective illnesses, including Covid-19.
We are all responsible for taking relevant precautions to minimise exposure to Covid-19, and keep everyone safe. This includes staff, patients, carers and others attending the practice.
Covid-19 can infect vaccinated and unvaccinated persons, and may be asymptomatic. This means that transmission of Covid-19 can occur from and between staff, patients, patient carers and others vising the practice. Our staff are all vaccinated against Covid-19.
Our practice has legal occupational health and safety obligations to minimise the risk of transmission of Covid-19, so we may have to adopt certain ways of providing care to address this risk.
If our staff become unwell from catching an infectious illness (including Covid-19), this may result in them being unable to work at the practice while they are tested / recover. It may also result in the practice having to close temporarily if key staff are unable to work. It is important to us to minimise this operational risk to our practice, in addition to any other obligations we may have.
The way we manage the risk of Covid-19 transmission at this practice includes:
Our approach to minimise the transmission of Covid-19 at the practice applies to all patients, and aligns with the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care’s COVID-19 infection prevention and control risk management, and the Medical Board Code of Conduct.
If this arrangement is not acceptable to you, you will need to find a practice which is able to accommodate your needs.
If you have any queries about how we manage these risks, please do not hesitate to discuss these efforts with your doctor, or the practice staff.
We thank you for your cooperation.