Park Street GP Geelong is monitoring the outbreak for Coronavirus (COVID – 19) on a daily basis.

 

PATIENT ALERT COVID-19

Do you have a fever with or without a cough, sore throat or shortness of breath? 

DO NOT ENTER PARK STREET GP. 

Please wait outside and ring the clinic on 5223 2722 so we can advise you what to do. 

 

Coronavirus Hotline 1800 675 398

If you suspect you may have the coronavirus (COVID-19) call the dedicated Victorian Coronavirus hotline – open 24 hours, 7 days.

Please keep Triple Zero (000) for emergencies only.

 

*Stay home if you feel unwell*

 

What is coronavirus (COVID-19)

Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness caused by a new virus. Symptoms range from a mild cough to pneumonia. Some people recover easily, others may get very sick very quickly. It spreads from person to person. What we do know is hygiene is paramount.  Read more – good hygiene can prevent infection.

Symptoms of coronavirus

Symptoms range from a mild cough and symptoms similiar to the common cold to more severe symptoms such as pneumonia.

People with coronavirus may experience:

  • fever
  • flu-like symptoms such as coughing, sore throat and fatigue
  • shortness of breath
Testing

*Please note, Park Street GP is  NOT a COVID-19 testing centre*  Please ring the Hotline for details. Coronavirus Victorian Hotline 1800 675 398

New testing criteria came into effect on Saturday 21st March, 2020. 

People without symptoms should not be tested.

Patients who meet at least one clinical AND at least one epidemiological criteria should be tested. 

Clinical criteria:

Fever *
OR
Acute respiratory infection (for example, shortness of breath, cough, sore throat)

These people may also be tested –

Travelers from overseas with onset of symptoms within 14 days of return or;
Close contacts of confirmed COVID-19 cases with onset of symptoms within 14 days of last contact or;
Healthcare workers and residential aged care workers meeting clinical criteria or;
Aged and residential care residents meeting clinical criteria or;
Patients who are Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people meeting clinical criteria

Treatment

There is no treatment as yet for coronavirus, but medical care can treat most of the symptoms. Antibiotics do not work on viruses.

If you have been diagnosed with coronavirus, isolate yourself in your home.

Resources

The team at Park Street GP Geelong monitor COVID-19 health alerts on a daily basis.   We will update our website and facebook page with any major developments.

Reliable sources of information regarding COVID – 19

The Australian Government Department of Health

World Health Organization 

*All our information has come from these two sources. You can also stay up to date on the Park Street GP Facebook Page.

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