(Updated March 2021)
Coronavirus continues to be the #1 global Public Health focus, and the team at St Francis are supporting these Public Health efforts.
Since 2020, we have instituted stringent guidelines within the practice, to protect our team and our patients. Please do NOT enter the practice if you have recently returned from overseas, or are experiencing a fever, respiratory symptoms, or contact with someone at risk of Covid 19. Instead, phone our practice on 9382 3334 and our team will advise you over the phone.
Coronavirus, or “COVID-19”, is an illness caused by a virus that started affecting our local community early 2020. The virus is highly communicable and can cause mild illness, pneumonia and severe disease symptomology. Some patients recover quickly, and others (especially the elderly, those with other medical conditions and immunocompromised) have very severe symptoms. As a community, we are working together to prevent the spread of the virus by:
- Social distancing
- Practicing good hygiene
- Restricting movement
- Beginning a Virus Vaccination Plan in Australia, in 2021
St. Francis encourages Australians to rely on reputable sources of information to help them make informed choices and stay up to date.
Information will be communicated through Government channels, as well as States and Territories and the health sector. Reputable information about vaccines is available from The Australian Federal Dept of Health, Therapeutic Goods Administration, Australian Academy of Science, World Health Organisation, and National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance.