With the whole world now being affected by the Coronavirus (COVID-19), we wanted to let you know that we are doing our bit in regards to this pandemic. Some will happily go about their daily business with little or no effect on them or their families, while others may panic and hibernate and some will be required to self-isolate and stay at home. Everyone will have their own opinions and reactions to this horrible virus that is presently causing some restrictions on the way that we normally live.
We are happy to let you know that it we are monitoring the situation closely, and for now, it's ‘business as usual’ and we welcome you to our practice. Your health is our highest priority and we will continue to follow the advice and guidelines from the Australian Government Health Officials.
Some families are also practising self-isolation or social distancing. We respect and encourage this. If you're concerned about your family's health, especially if you have family members with compromised immune systems or other health issues, then we want you to look after them first and foremost.
If you (or anyone you have been in close contact with) are feeling unwell with cold or flu like symptoms please stay at home and get better soon – we cannot afford to compromise the health of our staff. Please call us timeously to reschedule your appointment.
As we face constantly changing circumstances related to COVID-19, we at Nerang Physiotherapy have implemented our own extra levels of precaution. To help us continue to offer the best possible service to our patients we have introduced the following at our practice:
1. We now have a 'SMILE' notice on our front door, as whatever happens it is worth keeping a smile on our faces.
2. For your protection we have set up a second waiting area to limit close contact between patients. You will be directed to this area if required where you can sit and listen to our relaxing music and read a magazine.
3. Could we please ask that you use the hand sanitizer provided at the reception desk on entry and again when you leave.
4. Our staff will be boosting their own immune systems with Vit C and our ‘Immuno Combo’ of Turmeric and Neem Leaf Extract.
We endeavour to keep you updated via email, our Facebook page and website with any developments as we receive them - your health is of utmost importance to us. Your trust and support is very much appreciated during these testing times and we are confident that we will all get through this together.
The Australian Government Dept of Health is closely monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic. Please check their website for their daily updates: https://www.health.gov.au/
This is unchartered territory for many of us so please remember to be kind, calm, empathetic and most of all courteous.
Stay happy and healthy.
Pete, Ilza and Sharon
(For comparative symptoms of Coronavirus, Cold and the Flu see the chart below)