(Updated August 9, 2020)
We are doing GREAT Perth!
As a whole, Australia remains in an enviable position, though of course we are watchful of the latest developments in Victoria and its neighbouring states. Here in WA, our compliance with social distancing, quarantining, and following the fundamentals of hand hygiene and infection control protocols has seen us 'flatten the curve' of Covid-19 in a staggering way. We have also had a large stroke of luck, and there is no doubt that our isolation from other states, cities and population centres has been of enormous benefit. Currently, there is no indication of community spread of Covid-19 in Perth, with our cases being almost solely related to returning travellers. Regional restrictions on travel within WA have been eased, and domestically at least, our economy is heading back in the right direction.
Our clinic is open as usual for Physiotherapy treatment and our small group supervised exercise sessions.
Our hearts and minds continue to go out to those affected elsewhere in the world, and even though things are are looking more positive for us here at home, we know that the fight is a long way from over and that we cannot afford to become complacent. In particular, we extend our moral support to those in Melbourne and greater Victoria who are currently experiencing significant numbers of virus cases as well as the economic and social restrictions that entails.
We all know that winter is here. Typically, respiratory diseases are most active in cool and damp conditions, so although we have so far done an AWESOME job in limiting the spread of Covid-19, this is a time of year that will always throw up challenges in the form of colds, flu and other respiratory disorders. We can't afford to drop the ball now. As a society, we need to realise that the risk of Covid-19 is stealthy and silent, the fight will be a long war, not a short battle.
We encourage everyone to keep their 'eyes on the prize'; reduce the spread of the disease, control it, eliminate if we can. As our lives and businesses recover and we start getting back to 'normal', it is still important to remember that we must all still adhere to sensible precautions and adequate social distancing measures. We can do this, together.
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 Clinical Exercise sessions been reduced in line with Government advice.
Please be assured, our patients' health is our top priority. The incidence of Covid-19 in Perth is extremely 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.