Novel Coronavirus: ensuring your health is protected
Last updated on 14 July
Your health is our number 1 priority. To ensure your health is protected, St Vincent’s Clinic has put in place safeguards and containment precautions to minimize the spread of COVID-19.
To all patients and visitors
Important update: all patients and visitors are required to wear a mask within the Clinic at all times - please remember to bring one with you.
Please note you will not be allowed to enter the Clinic if you have COVID-19 symptoms, if you are awaiting COVID-19 test results, or if you have been to a COVID-19 hotspot, to Victoria or overseas in the past 14 days.
For the safety of our patients, you will be required to go through a health screening, comprising a questionnaire and a temperature check, at our main entrance.
Please contact your Doctor for advice prior to arrival at the Clinic if you have:
• developed COVID-19 symptoms such as fever, cough, sore throat or shortness of breath
• been overseas or travelled from Victoria in the last 14 days
• been to any NSW COVID-19 hotspots
• been in close contact with a confirmed COVID-19 case
• been tested for COVID-19 and awaiting results
Your doctor’s appointment
In case of COVID-19 symptoms, recent travels overseas or in Melbourne, or any concerns, please contact your doctor before your arrival at the Clinic to discuss.
If appropriate and whenever possible, alternative methods of conducting the appointment (such as phone consultation or tele-medicine) will be considered. If this is not an option, please consider deferring your appointment, unless it is medically necessary. Please always contact your Doctor to discuss any concerns or questions prior to your appointment.
Reducing the risk of infection from Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Testing / Fever Clinic
Please note there are no Fever Clinic / Coronavirus testing facilities at St Vincent's Clinic.
For COVID-19 testing, go to:
- St Vincent’s Hospital Clinic, now located at East Sydney Community and Arts Centre
34 Burton St, Darlinghurst NSW 2010
Access from Palmer St entrance.
Open 9am-4pm, 7 days
- Bondi Beach Pop-Up Assessment Clinic
Bondi Beach Pavilion, Queen Elizabeth Drive, Bondi Beach, NSW 2026
Drive through available in adjacent carpark
Open 9am-4pm, 7 days
Please ensure you wear a mask as you travel to and from the collection site.
Visits or admissions at St Vincent's Private Hospital
The Private hospital remains open and fully functional, with the appropriate safeguards and containment precautions now in place.
COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Symptom Checker
Healthdirect has created an online COVID-19 symtom checker. Visit their website
About Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that are known to cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS). In late 2019, a new strain of coronavirus that has not been previously identified in humans was identified in China – it is called the 2019-nCoV virus.
coronaviruses are spread from someone with confirmed coronavirus to other close
contacts with that person through contaminated droplets spread by coughing or
sneezing, or by contact with contaminated hands, surfaces or objects.
time between when a person is exposed to the virus and when symptoms first
appear is typically 5 to 6 days, although may range from 2 to 14 days. For this
reason, people who might have been in contact with a confirmed case are being
asked to self-isolate for 14 days.
COVID-19 cases appear to be spread from people who have symptoms. A small
number of people may have been infectious before their symptoms developed.
The most common symptom is a fever. Other symptoms include: a cough, sore throat and shortness of breath. In more severe cases, infection can cause pneumonia with severe acute respiratory distress.
• Make sure to clean your hands thoroughly for at least 20 seconds with soap and water, or an alcohol-based hand rub
• Cover your nose and mouth when coughing and sneezing with tissue or a flexed elbow
• Avoid close contact with everyone and practice social distancing
• Make sure you stay home and call your GP or healthdirect on 1800 022 222 for guidance
For more information, and to stay up today on COVID-19 visit NSW Health
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