Coronavirus (COVID-19) has been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organisation which means it is a disease epidemic which has spread rapidly across the world. The virus is a new form of coronavirus and, prior to this outbreak which began in China, the world population had no immunity.

If you have a fever and are ringing for an appointment our reception staff will ask you a series of questions to help determine how best to manage your illness. Patients of the GMC calling about a fever may qualify for a phone or video consultation. We are constantly reviewing our management of patients on a daily basis during this time in order to maintain best and up-to-date standards of practice. 

Current advice by the Australian Government can be found on the Smartraveller website. There is currently a ban on travel overseas from Australia and people returning to Australia must quarantine for 14 days as described on the site.

There is no vaccination currently available for COVID-19.

For more information, the Australian Government is providing updated information and advice regularly. 

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