Staying up-to-date on COVID developments can be the best way to protect yourself and your loved ones from the virus. COVID-19 is still with us, and some people are at higher risk of severe illness. We can help each other move forward safely by continuing to stay up to date with vaccinations, practising good hygiene, and staying home if you are unwell.
Please consider the following:
Vaccines will provide you with increased protection against severe illness from COVID-19. Your Eastbrooke clinic can either provide your vaccination or point you in the direction of your nearest centre.
Wearing a face mask can help protect you and those around you. Face masks stop viruses from spreading through the air. This means you are less likely to catch or spread the virus.
People in high-risk settings are at risk of severe illness from COVID-19. It’s important to take extra care when visiting these settings. If you have been exposed to COVID, are experiencing cold or flu symptoms or have tested positive for COVID, please avoid high-risk settings such as:
Only consider entering these high-risk settings:
Continue to practice the habits we adopted during the worst of the pandemic. Wash hands thoroughly, disinfect surfaces at home and in the office, and avoid touching your eyes, nose & mouth. Try and make sure the indoor spaces you share with others are well-ventilated.
Oral treatments are available for people who are at high risk of becoming very sick. You need to start oral antiviral treatments within 5 days of symptoms starting.
We encourage you to have an early discussion with your GP or nurse practitioner about whether oral antiviral treatment suits your health needs. It’s also important to discuss and have a plan in place for getting treatment if you test positive.
Read more about oral treatments for COVID-19 here.
If you have flu-like symptoms, contact your nearest Eastbrooke clinic to discuss safe options for your next GP consultation. Telehealth consultations are still available in some situations. Our clinic can help you access the most appropriate care for your circumstances.