UPDATE*

Due to the COVID-19
Wells Road Medical Centre will be closing early on these days. Monday to Friday 8.30am to 8.00pm. On Sundays 10am to 5pm.

  • People living in Melbourne and Mitchell Shire are required to wear a face covering from 11:59pm Wednesday 22 July when they have to leave their home for one of the four permitted reasons. The fine for not wearing a face covering will be $200.
  • Face coverings in regional Victoria continue to be recommended in situations where maintaining 1.5 metres distance is not possible – however regional Victorians will have to wear a mask when visiting metropolitan Melbourne or Mitchell Shire for one of the permitted reasons.
  • Face masks are not a substitute for physical distancing.
  • For more information visit the DHHS COVID-19 update webpage

The requirement to wear a face mask does not apply to children (people aged under 12 years), individuals with breathing difficulties, and those who have physical conditions that make it difficult to wear a face mask.

Masks and children While the requirement is for anyone aged 12 years and over, families and carers can make their own decisions about whether children should wear a face mask. However, children younger than two should never wear a mask.
For more information about face masks for workforce please visit Victoria’s coronavirus website. Wearing a face mask protects you and your community by providing an additional physical barrier to coronavirus (COVID-19).  

Keeping 1.5 metres between yourself and others and washing your hands are still the best deference against coronavirus (COVID-19).

There are two types of face masks suitable for community use: cloth masks and surgical masks.

We are following all the Government and Health Department protocols regarding hygiene and social distancing to make sure that your visit to us is safe and that you and your family are not put at risk.

We are offering phone consultation for anyone that wish to do so, call our reception to organise this. If you’re sick please don’t book online, call the practice for further information. Ph: 9771 7111
Here the team at Wells Road Medical Centre would like to wish you the best of health and make sure to stay safe.

Please call reception before making a booking or visiting the medical centre.
If you have had close contact with someone diagnosed with or suspected of having corona virus.
AND you have ANY of these symptoms,

  • Fever
  • Chills or sweats
  • Cough
  • Sore throat
  • Shortness of breath
  • Runny nose
  • Loss of sense of smell or taste

Who can be tested for coronavirus (COVID-19)?

If you have any of the symptoms, however mild, you should seek advice and get tested. To get further advice, call the 24-hour coronavirus hotline 1800 675 398, your general practitioner or use our online self-assessment tool.
The symptoms to watch out for are:

  • Fever
  • Chills or sweats
  • Cough
  • Sore throat
  • Shortness of breath
  • Runny nose
  • Loss of sense of smell or taste

In certain circumstances headache, muscle soreness, stuffy nose, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea may also be considered.

CALL CORONAVIRUS HOTLINE 1800 675 398. For more Information visit the Department of Health and Human Services

How to reduce the spread of coronavirus
https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/victorian-public-coronavirus-disease-covid-19
  • Wash hands often with soap and running water, for at least 20 seconds.
  • Dry with paper towel or hand dryer.
  • Try not to touch your eyes, nose or mouth.
  • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. If you don’t have a tissue cough or sneeze into your upper sleeve or elbow.
  • Isolate yourself at home if you feel sick. If you take medication ensure you have adequate supplies.
  • Phone your GP first if you need medical attention. They will tell you what to do.
  • Continue healthy habits: exercise, drink water, get plenty of sleep, and now is the time to quit smoking. Call the Quitline 137 848.
  • Buy an alcohol-based hand sanitiser with over 60 per cent alcohol.
  • Get the flu shot

March 13, 2020