Covid-19 Update

(Updated May 1st, 2022)

Update May 1st, 2022

Well done WA! The 'soft landing' of Covid here looks to have happened due to our community spirit and high vaccination rates. The pandemic has had a very reduced impact here compared to many other parts of the world, and even other parts of Australia due to a combination of good leadership initiatives, a cautious approach, a modicum of good luck, and because as a state we have pulled together and done the right thing by each other.

All primary health facilities still require mask wearing, this applies to Physiotherapy clinics as well. So please remember your masks when seeing us for your appointment. We will update you in due course if that advice changes.

With the easing of restrictions across the state more generally, only a couple of things are changing at Belmont City Physiotherapy Clinic. We are maintaining the high levels of hygiene and sanitation that we have had throughout the pandemic (and always have done prior to Covid regardless).

  • Proof of vaccination is no longer required to attend our group classes.

  • Mask wearing is no longer required in our group exercises sessions, but is still required when passing through the clinic to and from our gym area, so please be mindful of this.

  • Masks are still required during treatment sessions so please remember to bring your own. Cloth masks have demonstrated poor levels of protection from airborne particles, so we ask that whenever possible patients use surgical masks as a minimum. Please note that unless you can produce a valid medical exemption from a treating specialist, if you refuse to wear a mask during mandated periods for this, we have no choice but to turn you away. You will be offered a chance to reschedule your appointment for an alternative time, but a 'no mask, no entry' policy applies unless this particular restriction has been lifted by the State Government health advice.

  • We continue to ask ALL patients to strictly follow hand hygiene principles prior to attending their treatment session. For your benefit (and ours) we have hand sanitiser at the front desk, in the corridor before entering our treatment rooms, and in each of the rooms themselves. Please use these. Your Physio will also prompt you to do the same.

  • Please know that we prefer you attend your treatment session alone. We are not enforcing this at all, but limiting the admission of family members, carers, friends etc in the room unless necessary is a simple method of reducing exposure risk for our own staff.

  • We ask that you bring your own clean towel to your appointment.

We remain operating as normal, adhering to all the highest levels of hygiene and patient safety possible. We continue to ask that if you have any cold or flu like symptoms, DO NOT attend your appointment and simply reschedule with us for a time when you are feeling better. We are always conscious of the safety and wellbeing of other patients and our own staff, and simply request that you do the same. We will keep you updated as time passes and if any instructions we receive change over time.

Lastly, a HUGE 'thank you' to the friends and patients of our clinic for supporting us so far over the last 24 months. You have been a fantastic inspiration to all of us, and we hope to repay that favour as much as we can into the future.

Belmont City Physiotherapy Clinic is open.

Private Physiotherapy services remain OPEN for clinical treatments as dictated by the Federal Government. It has specifically identified Physiotherapy and other professional Allied Health Services as essential in the current climate. Such services lessen the burden on the Public Health System and help to maintain and improve the physical and mental well being of everyone.

Belmont City Physiotherapy Clinic will continue to provide in-person consultations for clients. Appointments will continue as normal, with all infection and social distancing controls applied. Our group Clinical Exercise sessions will change in line with Government advice.

Please be assured, our patients' health is our top priority. The incidence of Covid-19 in Perth is low, however we are taking the necessary steps to reduce the potential for spread and we continue to closely monitor developments and the advice from the Australian Physiotherapy Association and the State and Federal Health Departments.

What are we doing to help keep YOU safe?

Coronavirus (Covid-19) is the largest global health issue of our lifetimes, so I would like to take this opportunity to reassure our clients of our hygiene procedures for staff and patients of Belmont City Physiotherapy Clinic.

Our clinic maintains the standards of cleanliness and sanitation.

        • We review Government and APA guidelines and recommendations every day.

        • Treatment rooms, beds and equipment are wiped down between uses to maintain hygiene.

        • Individual head sheets are used with every appointment.

        • All of our staff are health screened daily.

        • All of our patients are health screened prior to attending.

        • Hand sanitiser is available to patients and staff in EVERY room of the clinic.

        • Our clinic has moved to a minimal linen policy.

        • Our waiting room layout has been modified to allow for social distancing.

        • Staff are focused on extremely high levels of personal hygiene and hand sanitation protocols have been in place for many years as a standard part of our professional practice.

        • You can rest assured that our standards meet and exceed those recommended by the Australian Physiotherapy Association.

Some Precautions before you see us...

If you have recently returned from overseas or have been in contact with a known or suspected carrier of Covid-19, you MUST self-isolate for 14 days.

For the safety of others, we ask you not to attend your appointment if you are experiencing flu-like symptoms, particularly fever, runny nose, sweating, coughing, difficulty breathing and sneezing. Please ring our clinic on 9477 4811 to reschedule and we will happily see you again when you are well!

We are grateful for everyone’s continued practice of proper hand hygiene, washing with soap and water or hand sanitiser before and after using our facilities. We have hand sanitiser located throughout the clinic so please feel free to use this as you check in for your appointment.

We ask that all clients attending for exercise rehabilitation bring their own clean towel. You are also welcome to bring the same for standard treatment sessions. Please remember to wear your Pilates socks during classes. Our exercise equipment is wiped down between sessions and as per best practice protocols.