COVID-19 Update Physio Penrith
COVID-19 Sydney Muscle & Joint Clinic Penrith
Here at Sydney Muscle & Joint Clinic, we’re following recommendations from the World Health Organisation (WHO), the Australian Government, the Australian Physiotherapy Association and regulatory health authorities.
If you’re feeling ill with fever, cough or experiencing bronchial or breathing issues, consult your GP and, if necessary, reach out us to reschedule your next appointment.
If you’ve travelled overseas in the past 14 days, reach out to us and reschedule your next appointment to after your mandatory home isolation. More information from NSW Health on home isolation can be found here.
Below is a summary of the advice we’re following and what we’re putting into practice to ensure we work toward the most risk-free environment we can provide – for the health of you and the health of our staff.
Getting your workplace ready for COVID-19
Most persons infected with COVID-19 experience mild symptoms and recover. However, some go on to experience more serious illness and may require hospital care. Risk of serious illness rises with age: people over 40 seem to be more vulnerable than those under 40. People with weakened immune systems and people with conditions such as diabetes, heart and lung disease are also more vulnerable to serious illness.
1. Make sure your workplaces are clean and hygienic
Surfaces (e.g. desks and tables) and objects (e.g. telephones, keyboards) need to be wiped with disinfectant regularly.
Why? Because contamination on surfaces touched by employees and customers is one of the main ways that COVID-19 spreads.
2. Promote regular and thorough hand-washing by employees, contractors and customers
Put sanitizing hand rub dispensers in prominent places around the workplace. Make sure these dispensers are regularly refilled.
Display posters promoting hand-washing – ask your local public health authority for these or look on www.WHO.int.
Make sure that staff, contractors and customers have access to places where they can wash their hands with soap and water.
Why? Because washing kills the virus on your hands and prevents the spread of COVID19.
3. Promote good respiratory hygiene in the workplace
Ensure that face masks and / or paper tissues are available at your workplaces, for those who develop a runny nose or cough at work, along with closed bins for hygienically disposing of them.
Why? Because good respiratory hygiene prevents the spread of COVID-19.
Basic protective measures the practitioners at Sydney Muscle & Joint Clinic will take:
1. Surfaces will be wiped down after every patient with hospital grade disinfectant and paper towel, with these being disposed of in a closed bin.
2. 70% alcohol hand sanitiser will be available and encouraged on arrival and departure from the clinic.
3. Tissues and closed in bins provided if you need to cough or sneeze.
4. Non-contact greetings- this means no shaking hands, no hugging and no high 5's.