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PATIENTS WITH RESPIRATORY SYMPTOMS

Patients with respiratory symptoms are required to wear a face mask in the practice. 

Our reception staff will still screen you upon arrival at the practice and ask you to wear a face mask if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms: cough, fever, sore throat, shortness of breath, runny nose, congestion. This policy is to ensure that we can keep our vulnerable patients and staff safe and healthy.
 
All patients experiencing respiratory symptoms must wear a mask, this applies even if you have returned a negative RAT. Patients experiencing respiratory symptoms are strongly encouraged to book a Telehealth appointment before attending for a face to face appointment. 

MASK POLICY

Patients and staff are no longer required to wear a mask in the practice if they do not have respiratory symptoms and/or have not tested positive for COVID-19 within the last 14 days.

Patients experiencing respiratory symptoms must continue to follow our respiratory symptoms policy, as per the above. 

COVID-POSITIVE PATIENTS

Patients who have tested positive to COVID-19 are not able to visit the practice in person until they return a negative RAT.

These patients will be required to book a telehealth appointment until they return a negative RAT, even if they are no longer symptomatic.

Once a patient returns a negative RAT, they can visit the practice face-to-face, but must continue to wear a mask until it has been 14 days since their first positive test. This is because patients are considered to be infectious for possibly up to 14 days. 

CHANGES TO COVID-19 ISOLATION GUIDELINES

It is no longer mandatory to self-isolate at home if you test positive to COVID-19. 

Despite these changes, it is still strongly recommended that people who are sick or have tested positive to COVID-19 stay at home until their symptoms have resolved.

 

COVID-19 TESTING

We no longer offer COVID-19 testing at Double Bay Doctors, but there are a number of testing facilities in the Eastern Suburbs.

A detailed list of testing facilities, including walk-through clinics and age requirements, can be found on NSW Health's website.

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