Spectrum Health and Wellbeing (S.H.A.W.) complies with Government policy regarding all COVID-19 recommendations and protocols to ensure the safety of its clientele and staff. What is required by the clinic and by you, our client may vary from time to time in accordance with Government guidelines.
S.H.A.W. will make all necessary amendments as required and will keep you informed of changes and requirements in accordance with government policy and restriction updates.
Please be advised that all persons attending clinic must be fully COVID-19 vaccinated.
COVID-19 spreads from person to person through contact with droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. The droplets may fall directly into the person’s eyes, nose or mouth if they are in close contact with the infected person. A person may also be infected if they touch a surface contaminated with the droplets and then touch their mouth, nose or eyes before washing their hands.
Spectrum Health and Wellbeing use of personal protective equipment (PPE)
Appropriate use of personal protective equipment (PPE) is used in limiting the spread of COVID-19. All members of the practice team will:
- ensure standard precautions, including hand hygiene, cough etiquette and appropriate waste-management techniques, are maintained
- be trained in donning and doffing PPE
- wear PPE appropriate to the client and as per advice from Government COVID guidelines
- dispose of all used PPE in accordance with standard precautions.
If you are unwell or have symptoms such as coughing, sneezing, sore throat, temperature or flu-like symptoms, do not attend clinic and seek medical advice as required.
Record keeping is a crucial part of keeping Victorians safe and helping Victoria stay open.
The need for fast and accurate contact information for anyone who has visited a COVID-19 public exposure site is vital. All clients must check in using the free Victorian Government QR Code Service when attending clinic.
Until further notice face masks must be carried at all times and must be worn indoors, for anyone aged 12 years and over. Due to variant in COVID strains, airborne transmission of COVID-19 can also occur.
Physical distancing (also referred to as ‘social distancing’) refers to the requirement that people distance themselves from others. Current health advice states that in order to reduce the risk of contact and droplet spread from a person, directly or indirectly, and from contaminated surfaces, people should maintain physical distance of at least 1.5 metres, practice good hand hygiene and engage in routine cleaning and disinfection of surfaces. This includes limits on the number of people allowed indoors (for example, one person per 4 square metres of space). This means that only 1 (one) person, (the client) is allowed in the consultation room with the therapist.
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