COVID-19 Patient Information
COVID-19 Patient Information
Now that the borders have reopened, COVID-19 is spreading through the community as expected. Sunshine Coast Vascular is making every effort to ensure the safety of our patients, staff and families. The practice remains open for consultations, vascular ultrasounds and treatments, with the following conditions of entry. Telehealth appointments are also available, although this may not be an appropriate option for all patients. Please read these requirements carefully, and contact our friendly reception staff if you have any concerns.
Face masks are mandatory for entry into the practice. Face masks covering your nose and mouth must be fitted prior to entry and worn for the duration of your stay. Please do not lower your mask under your chin to talk. Industrial type masks fitted with a valve are not appropriate.
Please notify the practice in advance if you have a medical exemption, as additional precautions may need to be taken. Patients presenting for their appointment without advance notification of an exemption will not be seen.
COVID-19 Vaccination status:
You will be requested by reception to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination via the MyGov/Medicare App, Check In Qld App or a printed copy of your vaccination status from Medicare. If you cannot provide proof of vaccination or are not fully vaccinated, please do not enter the premises and phone reception to receive further advice.
Unvaccinated patients will be offered a telehealth consultation if deemed appropriate by the treating doctor. If a face-to-face appointment at the premises is approved by the treating doctor, unvaccinated patients are required to have a negative rapid antigen test on the day of the appointment.
Symptomatic Patients (Regardless of Vaccination Status):
If you have any respiratory, cold or flu-like symptoms, you must not attend the premises. If you are symptomatic, please isolate, arrange a COVID-19 test and contact reception to discuss either a telehealth appointment or to reschedule your appointment.
Unvaccinated support people are not allowed to enter the practice per state government directives. In an effort to minimise the number of people entering the practice, we ask that family/friends do not attend appointments unless you require physical assistance. A support person is welcome to participate in the consultation via speaker/video phone.
Hospital Admissions for Elective Procedures/Office Based Treatments:
Currently all patients regardless of vaccination status are required to have a negative rapid antigen test on admission. Unvaccinated visitors are not allowed to enter the hospital per state government directives, except under very limited circumstances.
Thank you for your cooperation and understanding in helping us keep our staff, families and vulnerable patients safe, and care for the greater community.