COVID UPDATE - FULL SERVICE AVAILABLE
FULL SERVICE RE-OPENING
As Melbourne prepares to open up and Physiotherapy returns to normal practice we are updating our Covid safe practice protocols.
We are very much looking forward to welcoming back our routine patients, as well as group Pilates kicking back into action.
As health care practitioners we are acutely aware of the risk in providing a service that will require close personal contact. We are therefore playing our part in doing our best to keep our patients and staff as safe as possible by continuing our previous infection risk control measures, as well as implementing the following new procedures below;
- All our staff are fully vaccinated as per the Government vaccine mandate
- All staff will be wearing P2 masks and practitioners will be wearing additional PPE when treating
- Patients are to provide proof of at least 1 vaccination upon check in at the clinic OR provide proof of Negative Covid 19 test taken 48hours before appointment
- Patients only to attend appointments (unless guardian/carer required)
- Please reschedule your appointment if you have any cold or flu like symptoms
- If you or a household member tests positive for COVID subsequent to a visit to the clinic please notify us as soon as possible
On behalf of all the staff at Chelsea Longbeach Physiotherapy, we thank you for your understanding and respecting the safety measures above. Looking forward to seeing you soon!
PLEASE REMEMBER TO BRING A FACE MASK AND TOWEL.
OLD COVID NEWS - 13/02/21
LOCKDOWN 6.0 UPDATE
LOCKDOWN 6.0 - STILL OPEN FOR ESSENTIAL PHYSIOTHERAPY AND 1:1 CLINICAL PILATES ONLY (NO GROUP CLASSES). UNSURE WHAT TO DO - WELL IF YOUR IN PAIN, YOU FEEL YOUR CONDITION MAY DETERIORATE OR YOU NEED PAIN RELIEF MEDICATION.
WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND BOOKING AN APPOINTMENT IF YOUR PAIN FITS ANY OF THESE CATEGORIES.
WE HAVE RETURNED TO NORMAL PRACTICE OPERATING CONDITIONS.
If you are in pain and need treatment, there are no restrictions on you coming to physio.
We're still open throughout this period for both Face-to-Face and Telehealth appointments. Physio is considered to be essential service, but we do have restrictions.
In uncertain times such as these it is hard to know what the right thing to do is. When weighing up whether you need assessment and treatment for your pain and injuries, we ask that you consider if your treatment will prevent a significant change/deterioration in functional independence which would result in an escalation of care needs (e.g. an increase in frequency of treatment needed, an increased need for prescription medication due to a significant increase in pain, requirement for specialist input or review, an increase in care needs, and/or a substantial increase to anticipated recovery time associated with a delay in receiving services).
RE OPENING FOR FACE TO FACE SESSIONS ON THURSDAY 18/02/21
PLEASE REMEMBER TO BRING A FACE MASK AND TOWEL.
Unfortunately, for the first time throughout this pandemic, we have been advised by the DHHS that all private practice physiotherapy clinics cannot provide any face-to-face services during this period. As such our premises will be closed from today Saturday February 13th and will reopen on Thursday February 18th.
BUSINESS AS USUAL - WITH EXTRA HYGIENE AND SAFETY MEASURE
Our doors are still open, and we are doing everything we can to ensure it is safe for you to attend!
The health and safety of our CLBP patients, staff, and wider community is of utmost importance to us, which is why we have strict safety and hygiene measures in place at the clinic for the time being
If you have been to the clinic in recent weeks, you would have noticed some changes we have made to ensure the safety of everyone in the clinic, and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future - these include checking the temperature of everyone who enters the clinic, waiting outside or in your car for appointments, and regular sanitising of all equipment and facilities in our clinic
To make a booking, call 97720672, or book online at https://www.chelsealongbeachphysiotherapy.com.au/booking/
**MINISTER FOR HEALTH UPDATE - 23rd March 2020**
The Hon Greg Hunt, the Federal Minister for Health has today confirmed that ALL allied health businesses can continue working and are encouraged to do so.
In addition, he has indicated that they are now developing full allied health telehealth options within the week for allied health along with all other health and medical services. This will be part of a staged plan. “Face to face services for many remain vital so where possible, we encourage you to continue. I thank you for your courage, dedication and care”, the Minister said.
We will continue to monitor this changing situation closely and will provide you with advice and guidance as it becomes available.