People are finally able to travel again, and everyone seems to be making up for lost time!
As exciting as it is to be able to finally have the freedom to travel, and to visit family again particularly overthis holiday season, there are still many illnesses that can strike at anytime, including COVID.
All of us have a role to play in protecting our own health,the health of our loved ones, and those most at risk from severe COVID-19illness.
Wearing a mask can help protect youand those around you. To use a mask properly you should:
The more space between you andothers, the harder it is for the virus to spread.
Physical distancing means:
If you still find yourself feeling under the weather while on holidays, the firstthing to do is take a test to be sure.
You must not visit high-risk settings like aged and disability care facilities and hospitals, unless seeking immediate medical care, until at least 7 days after testing positive and youhave no symptoms of COVID-19.
You should test for COVID-19 if:
Ifyou have tested positive, there are treatments available to eligible people.
More people who are at higher risk ofsevere illness from COVID-19 are now eligible for oral antiviral treatments,taken as tablets or capsules at home.
You may be eligible if you’re:
COVID-19 oral antiviral treatments need to be started early after testing positive.
The best thing to do is book in a Telehealth consultation to speak with an online doctor about your COVID-19 treatment options.
Private Medical is open and providing Video telehealth consultations 8am-8pm AEST, 7 days per week, servicing patients Australia wide.
Our doctors are specialist GPs who are fellows of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners and are able to prescribe medications (where deemed appropriate), provide certificates,referrals and advice where needed.
We provide specific consultations forthose who are COVID positive and are seeking the antiviral treatment, as wellas standard and mental health consultation types for other health concerns.