COVID-19 / Infectious Disease Update
A big thank you to all our patients for keeping everyone safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.
In response to the recent changes to COVID isolation requirements, Parkside Family Practice, has once again, updated our policies and practices to reduce the risks of spreading COVID-19 in the practice:
Patients with respiratory symptoms including cold, flu, sore throat, running nose, loss of taste or smell, fever, sore ears or sinus pain will be able to see the doctor inside the practice or in the isolation room, providing they have evidence of a negative RAT taken the same day. It is vitally important that patients inform staff of any respiratory symptoms at the time of booking an appointment, so that the appropriate appointment can be made and instructions on accessing care can be given. Patients with respiratory conditions should not book online. They are also required to remain in their car until instructed to come in to the practice by their doctor.
If you believe you have an infectious condition such as Gastroenteritis or Chicken Pox, please inform the staff before entering the practice.
Surgical masks must be worn by anyone with respiratory symptoms.
Hand hygiene practices are strongly encouraged.