Novel Coronavirus: ensuring your health is protected

Last updated on 23 November

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

Masks are no longer mandatory within the Clinic – however please check with your specialist if it is required during consultation. 

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 any NSW COVID-19 case location 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 in the last 14 days
been to any NSW COVID-19 case location
been in close contact with a confirmed COVID-19 case
been tested for COVID-19 and awaiting results


Your health is our number one priority

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.


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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

  • St Vincent's at Rushcutters Bay Park
    New Beach Road, Darling Point (Sir David Martin Reserve)
    Open 9am-7pm, 7 days
    Only able to test adults

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.

Learn more


COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Symptom Checker

Healthdirect has created an online COVID-19 symtom checker. Visit their website 


About Coronavirus (COVID-19)


What are Coronaviruses?

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.

How is it spread?

Human 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.

The 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.

Most 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.

What are the symptoms?

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.

What is the difference between COVID-19 and the flu?


I have symptoms. What should I do to protect myself and others?

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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