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COVID-19 Risk Advice
COVID-19 Update
COVID-19 Facts
Resources


COVID-19 Risk Advice

1. For DPV Health Medical Centre patients/clients

DPV Health is committed to protecting everyone’s health and safety.

Please call DPV Health on 1300 234 263 (select Medical from the menu) and advise them if:

  • You have fever or acute respiratory symptoms (cough, shortness of breath) and need to see a doctor
  • You have been instructed to self-isolate and need to see a doctor
  • You have attended an exposure site recently. For updated sites please see: https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/exposure-sites

2. For all other DPV Health patients/clients

Please do not attend a DPV Health site if:

Please call DPV Health on 1300 234 263, (select Intake – Client Support Services from the menu) and we will be happy to reschedule your appointment.

COVID-19 Vaccination

For DPV Health’s COVID-19 vaccination centres and how to book click here.

COVID-19 Testing

For DPV Health’s COVID-19 testing centres click here.

 


COVID-19 Update

Statewide Restrictions from 11:59pm Friday 17th September 2021

Curfew in Metropolitan Melbourne only: From 9pm to 5am, a person is not permitted to leave their home except for limited reasons

Stay at home unless:

  •  shopping for necessary goods and services (one person per household, once per day, a support person can accompany if required)
  • caregiving or compassionate reasons
  •  authorised work or permitted education, or work interstate
  •  socialize or exercise (up to four hours, with one other person plus dependants if they cannot be left unattended. The other person can
  • be from another household). Up to five people may gather from two households may socialize or exercise if everyone over age of 18 have had two vaccination doses.
  • receive a COVID-19 vaccination or get tested
  • other specified reasons (specific exemptions apply)

For a detailed list of restrictions click here.

 


COVID-19 Facts

What is COVID-19?

COVID-19 is a new virus that can cause an infection in people, including a severe respiratory illness. The most recently discovered coronavirus causes coronavirus disease COVID-19.

What are the symptoms of COVID-19?

If you have any of the symptoms, however mild, you should seek advice and get tested. To get further advice, call the 24-hour coronavirus hotline 1800 675 398.

The symptoms to watch out for are:

  • Loss or changes in sense of smell or taste
  • Fever
  • Chills or sweats
  • Cough
  • Sore throat
  • Shortness of breath
  • Runny nose
  • Loss of sense of smell or taste

In certain circumstances headache, muscle soreness, stuffy nose, nausea, vomiting and diarrhoea may also be considered.

Who is most at risk of getting COVID-19?

Anybody can get coronavirus (COVID-19) if they have contact with a person. We know that some people are at higher risk of getting coronavirus (COVID-19) because of where they have been, or where they live.

I am feeling unwell, what should I do?

If you have serious symptoms, such as difficulty breathing, call 000 and ask for an ambulance and tell them if you also have a fever or a cough, sore throat or respiratory illness. If you begin to feel unwell, and have a fever or a cough, sore throat, shortness of breath or respiratory illness you should get tested for coronavirus (COVID-19).

Who can be tested for COVID-19?

If you have any of the symptoms, however mild, you should seek advice and get tested. To get further advice, call the 24-hour coronavirus hotline 1800 675 398, your general practitioner or use our visit https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/getting-tested for more information.

The symptoms to watch out for are:

  • Fever
  • Chills or sweats
  • Cough
  • Sore throat
  • Shortness of breath
  • Runny nose
  • Loss of sense of smell or taste

 


Resources

Updated information in Victoria – https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus

Case locations and outbreaks – https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/exposure-sites

Where to get tested – https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/where-get-tested-covid-19

Translated information – https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/translated-information-about-coronavirus-covid-19

Financial support for COVID-19 – https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/financial-and-other-support-coronavirus-covid-19

Isolation and quarantine support – https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/isolation-and-quarantine-extra-help-and-support

Mental health resources –  https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/mental-health-resources-coronavirus-covid-19

Information for people with disability  – https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/information-people-disability-coronavirus-disease-covid-19

Emergency relief packages – https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/emergency-relief-food-essential-items-Isolation-quarantine-covid-19-doc

COVIDSafe religion and ceremony guidance –  https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/covidsafe-religion-and-ceremonies-guidance

 

COVID-19 Lockdown Update

All DPV Health sites will remain open for emergency and medical treatments, however, some services will be affected.

Clients with existing appointments will be contacted to reschedule or convert their appointment to Telehealth.

Please call 1300 234 263 for more information.

For mental health support during these difficult times, our Head to Help service is available on 1800 595 212.

If you have an appointment with DPV Health, please click below to check the current COVID-19 exposure sites prior to attending.