COVID-19 Information

With COVID-19 we have made some changes to how we consult with our patients moving forward. We ask all staff, patients and visitors to please abide to these:

* GP appointments can  be conducted via Telehealth or face to face.  

* Upon arrival all patients, staff and visitors must have their temperature checked at the entrance and will be asked COVID questions.  This is a condition of entry. 

* Masks are mandatory for all patients and staff inside the clinic. Social distancing must be maintained in the waiting rooms. If you are exempt from wearing a mask, a copy of your exemption will be requested for entry. This is for the safety & protection of any vulnerable visitors in our clinic.

* No staff or patients are permitted entry into the clinic with any cold/flu like symptoms, under any circumstance.

* All patients must use our QR check in code or manual templates to check into the clinic

* To keep visitor numbers low we ask that you attend your appointment on your own where possible or 1 adult with children.

* Please ensure you social distance when on site.  Please allow 1.5 meters between each visitor & follow markings on the floors and seating.  We kindly ask that you do not move the furniture to sit with family members. 

* There are hand sanitizing stations throughout the clinic, we ask you use this upon entering and throughout your visit.

We understand this time is difficult for everyone. We need to try and keep everyone safe as much as possible. Please stay home when unwell to help stop the spread and take care.

If you schedule a Telehealth appointment please ensure your contact details are up to date and your GP will call you at your appointment time. Telehealth consultations will only be Bulk Billed if you meet Medicare criteria & our clinic's billing policy.

COVID testing is not performed within our clinic.

For further information on COVID-19 click on the link below for the DHHS COVID Information

Effective from 90% double vaccination (approximately 24th November & subject to change according to Government Guidelines

  • Masks can be removed when indoors, unless it is a high risk setting.  Therefore, at this stage, we are allowing mask removal indoors when social distancing is possible. Masks are compulsory when you are in your consultation unless your medical exemption has been sighted.  Masks will not be supplied by the clinic as it is recommended we continue to carry masks in case of high risk settings.

  • Reception screens will be removed from the desk, please maintain distance and do not lean over the desk

  • Patients who are not vaccinated must wear a mask in the clinic at all times.  If you do not wish to or have an exemption, then a Telehealth appointment will be your only option, unless it is a medical emergency.  Access to the clinic will not be permitted.  This is to keep our vulnerable patients and staff safe.

  • Capacity limits will remain on the waiting & consulting rooms for now, whilst we ease back into things

  • Clinical movement patients must be fully vaccinated and check in with the QR in the conference room as well as upon entry to the building for tracing

  • Your COVID vaccination certificate will be checked when your QR check-in is confirmed or when you manually sign in

Medical Worker

COVID-19 Vaccine

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We are an approved COVID-19 vaccination provider

Vineyard Medical Centre is pleased to advise that we are an approved vaccination provider for the COVID-19 AstraZeneca & Pfizer vaccines.  We are happy to help provide COVID-19 immunisation for our local area and wider community.

 

Booking your COVID-19 vaccination appointment

Appointments can be booked online via https://covid-vaccine.healthdirect.gov.au/eligibility

HotDoc or via the make an appointment button on this page.

Make sure you book an appointment for your first and second doses of the vaccine.  Please call us if you need to confirm what the timing should be between the appointments. Unfortunately, we are unable to take on any more new patients for the vaccine.

Getting ready for your appointment

Please do not come to your vaccination appointment:

* if you are feeling unwell with fever, cough, runny nose or other symptoms that could be from COVID-19

* if you are waiting for COVID-19 test results, or have tested positive for COVID-19

* if you are a close contact of someone with COVID-19, or

* if you are in quarantine

If you have had another vaccine in the 14 days before your COVID-19 vaccine appointment, please let us know as we may need to reschedule your appointment.

You can also read this patient factsheet developed by the Australian Government Department of Health: https://www.health.gov.au/resources/publications/covid-19-vaccination-preparing-for-covid-19-vaccination

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