As concern about the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) increases, we all need to take extra precautions to protect the health and wellbeing of our community.
What are we doing to keep you safe?
Here at Oak Tree Osteopathy, we are committed to ensuring the safety of you and our team. We are taking additional measures to keep our clinic clean, safe and healthy. After each patient we disinfect all contact surfaces including desks, door handles, pens and the Eftpos terminal. We also change all towels and linen. Our practitioners thoroughly wash and sanitise their hands, arms and elbows to be safe and ready to care for the next patient.
What does the DHHS recommend?
We are continuing to follow the expert guidance of the Federal Government and the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). You can read more about these measures in more detail here:
"COVID-19 spreads through close contact with an infected person; mostly face-to-face or within a household where direct contact with the body fluids of a confirmed case can occur. It cannot jump across a room or be carried for long distances in the air so we should all go about our lives as normal. We should however, carry out practices to slow the spread of COVID-19 which include:
Wash your hands regularly and thoroughly
Cover your sneeze of cough with your elbow
Avoid touching your face and mouth
Wear a mask if there is any sign of a cough or sneezing "
What can you do to help?
1. Maintain good personal hygiene both at home and in public spaces.
Hand sanitisers are located throughout our clinic, in the waiting room, and in all the treatment rooms. Please ensure that you use it before AND after your treatment. You are welcome to wash your hands before and after your treatment. Our bathroom is located down the hallway just off our waiting room space. Wash your hands well for 20 seconds and use the disposable hand towels provided to dry your hands and turn the tap off.
2. Know the signs and symptoms
Many people who contract COVID–19 will suffer only mild symptoms. However, early indications are that the elderly and people with pre-existing medical conditions are more at risk of experiencing severe symptoms. The common symptoms include:
Breathlessness or feeling short of breath
Fatigue and tiredness
3. 'Flatten the curve' by avoiding large public gatherings and events
Stay home when possible and stick to small meetings and essential outings only. Be sure to avoid those who have travelled and to self-isolate if you have recently returned from overseas for a minimum of 14 days.
Most importantly, If you’re feeling unwell, have a cough, fever or sore throat or just feel a bit under the weather, please call the clinic on 98365683 or contact us at prior to attending your appointment. It is now a requirement to self-isolate for 14 days following overseas travel so please contact us to reschedule your appointment if this applies to you.
The Oak Tree Osteopathy Team!