On Sunday evening (22 March) the Australian Government implemented Stage 1 restrictions. Under this arrangement chiropractic care has been deemed an essential service.
Although not required under Government restrictions, we have made the decision to take the extra precaution of suspending remedial massage and myotherapy while the Stage 2 COVID-19 restrictions are in place.
For chiropractic care, we are open for business and continue to serve our patients.
The role chiropractic has to play in the current climate is one of importance – bearing the load and reducing an influx of certain complaints that may have otherwise called for a visit to the GP or the emergency department.
We are receiving constant updates and information from the Australian Health Department and Australian Chiropractors Association. With this in mind we have implemented the following policies.
- We have removed all magazines, newspapers and children’s toys.
- Hand sanitiser is available for your use at reception – we ask you to use this immediately on entering our practice.
- Treatment tables and equipment are wiped down with alcohol-based sanitiser after each patient.
- Practitioners wash hands with soap/water or hand sanitiser after each patient.
- All hard surfaces, including bench tops, computer keyboards/mouse and door handles are wiped down at least twice each day.
The following steps are taken to increase social distance within our practice
- Appointment times are being spaced out.
- Chairs have been spread out in reception room.
- Should the reception area become busy, patients will be asked to wait outside or in their car and be called when the practitioner is ready to see them.
Patients are being asked to not come to Simply Health if they:
- Have tested positive for COVID-19
- Have come into contact with a suspected or confirmed COVID-19 person
- Have travelled overseas
- Are experiencing cold and flu-like symptoms
Based on current advice from the Australian Government Department of Health, people should self-isolate for a period of 14 days if you the above applies to you. If you are experiencing symptoms you should call your GP before attending in person. If your symptoms are severe or life threatening, you should call 000.