Update on 08.09.2020
Information regarding face masks for general consulting in non-COVID suspicious patients has been conflicting, confusing and changes frequently. Following is some of the most recent information to be used as a guide for you to make decisions in your practice. Depending on your practice location, your operating state and your personal circumstances this should be considered on a case-by-case basis. For the most up to date Australian information look at the Department of Health website.
A COVID Marshal is not required in health practices.
Current Government advice includes;
- If you have symptoms (even if mild), get tested and self-isolate.
- Practise good hygiene.
- Keep 1.5 metres distance from others wherever and whenever possible.
- Download the COVIDSafe app.
SA Health suggests conducting a risk assessment (see their page on Infection control and personal protective equipment (PPE) advice;
If the patient is considered low risk;