Stop the Spread of COVID-19: A Simple Guide from Dentists on Vincent
Testing for coronavirus is now widely available across Australia.
If you are experiencing cold or flu symptoms, arrange a test by calling your doctor or contact the Coronavirus Health Information Hotline on 1800 020 080.
The federal government’s coronavirus tracing app COVIDSafe is available for download from your phone’s app store.
Amid the recent COVID-19 outbreak, we are urging people to practise personal hygiene and keep a safe distance between anyone, especially those who are sick.
From picking objects up to turning knobs, we’re touching surfaces contaminated with pathogens. These pathogens can be picked up by our hands and get into the body through mucous membranes on the face — eyes, nose, and mouth — that act as pathways to the throat and lungs.
Here’s what you can do:
- Wash your hands with soap and water. Wash them for 20 seconds, and help young children do the same. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands. Viruses that cause colds can enter your body this way and make you sick
- Stay away from people who are sick or better yet, stay at home. Sick people can spread viruses through close contact with others.
If you have serious symptoms such as difficulty breathing or experiencing cold or flu symptoms, arrange a test by calling your doctor or contact the Coronavirus Health Information Hotline on 1800 020 080.
- Sore throat
- Fatigue, and
- Shortness of breath
We can all help to slow the spread of the virus in Australia. Watch this video for more information on protecting yourself from COVID-19.
At Dentists on Vincent, we take precautionary measures to protect all our staff and patients from the virus, while delivering high-quality dental services and providing optimum oral health.
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