This is a new virus related to the cold viruses. Most people will get a mild illness but 10-20% people will get very sick.
We have no immunity, no treatments and no vaccines yet.
Current measures are trying to slow the spread of the illness, keep our hospitals from being overloaded and keep our healthcare workers and others working in the community for you.
What to do if you feel unwell
If unwell with a cold like illness, stay home and call us (9384 4426)
We can do a telephone consult to save you coming to the surgery
If we need to see you we will advise how to proceed
We can now order a Covid swab for you which can be done at certain pathology collection centres. We will advise you how to do this.
Nearly all people with a cold, flu or Covid-19 will recover at home without any specific treatment. So be calm, stay home and contact us for advice.
Take care to avoid close contact (social distancing)
Wash your hands well
Avoid handshaking, hugging and kissing.
Don’t touch your face unless your hands are clean
For up-dated information as this is changing daily :-
WA Health Department site https://healthywa.wa.gov.au/coronavirus
Australian Government site https://www.health.gov.au/resources/collections/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov-resources
Coronacast is an ABC daily podcast of about 10 minutes
Corona virus hotline 1800 020 080