On a daily basis there is a significant amount of information - and misinformation - circulating about the Coronavirus (COVID-19).
Centrecare is very aware of the seriousness and varying impact this may have on our staff, clients and the wider community. Avoiding the spread of the virus will largely depend on our collective and individual responsibility. As individuals, we need to ensure that we follow Health Department recommendations regarding hygiene and behaviour when with and around others. As an organisation, we have a responsibility to protect staff and clients and prevent the transmission of the virus into our buildings. In order to do this Centrecare will be asking our visitors and clients the following questions.
- Have you recently travelled to an area with known local spread of COVID-19?
- Have you come into close contact with someone who has a confirmed COVID–19 diagnosis in the past 14 days?
- Do you have a fever OR symptoms of lower respiratory illness such as cough, shortness of breath, or difficulty breathing?
If you answer yes to any of these questions, are feeling unwell or displaying symptoms of COVID – 19, we will discuss alternative options available to you for accessing our services remotely, such as phone and skype contact. For up to date information, we recommend you regularly visit the following websites:
WA Department of Health
Australian Department of Health
World Health Organisation
As we live through the next few months, let’s make sure we look after our own health, and that of those around us.