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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 on1300 234 263, (select Intake – Client Support Services from the menu) and we will be happy to reschedule your appointment.

DPV Health’s Covid testing site locations

For DPV Health’s COVID-19 testing site locations, click here.

 


COVID-19 Update

From 11:59pm Thursday 15 July restrictions across Victoria have changed

New changes have been introduced to slow the spread of COVID-19 by reducing the number of people leaving their homes and moving around Victoria.

This means that you cannot leave your home other than for one of the five following reasons:

  • shopping for necessary goods and services
  • care and caregiving, including medical care and getting a COVID-19 test
  • exercise
  • authorised work and permitted study
  • to get a COVID-19 vaccination

Victorians may also leave home to visit their intimate partner, their single social bubble buddy, or in an emergency – including those at risk of family violence.

  • you must stay within 5km of your home for shopping and exercise. This limit does not apply to work, when giving or receiving care, getting a COVID-19 vaccination or visiting an intimate partner or your single social bubble buddy
  • face masks must be worn indoors and outdoors whenever you leave your home
  • face masks do not need to be worn indoors or outdoors if you are working alone unless another person enters that indoor or outdoor space
  • you can leave your home in an emergency or if there is family violence

These actions will protect our loved ones, friends, colleagues, health care workers and the community.

COVID-19 exposure sites

Have you visited a Victorian exposure site? To view, the latest updates sites visit:  www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/exposure-sites

You must check in at all venues and facilities

Checking in at venues and facilities helps with contact tracing and keeps Victoria safe and open.

When you check-in, you create a record of the time and date you visited a venue. This means that if there is a COVID-19 outbreak, contact tracers can quickly access your contact information and get in touch with you, if you’ve visited a public exposure site. This will help to contain a COVID-19 outbreak.

 


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.