Please phone us on 02 6162 0582 to re-schedule your appointment and do not attend the practice if:
- You are unwell with flu like or respiratory symptoms (fever, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, loss of smell or taste)
- Have travelled to a declared COVID-19 hotspot
- Are a close or casual contact to someone with COVID-19
- Are under a current quarantine order
- Have been to any of the listed exposure sites listed on the ACT Health website.
To ensure the safety of everyone face masks are to be worn when entering our practice.
Everyone who attends the practice is required to check in using the Check in CBR app.
If you live outside the ACT in one of the approved postcodes you are currently permitted to attend your appointment under a standing exemption as long as none of the above criteria apply.
If you live outside these postcodes and need to enter the ACT for a healthcare appointment, you are required to seek an exemption.
You may bring one support person with you to your appointment as long as they also are well, have not travelled to a declared COVID-19 hotspot, are not a close or casual contact to someone with COVID-19, are not under a current quarantine order and have not been to any of the listed exposure sites listed on the ACT Health website.
Please ring us on 02 6162 0582 if you have any questions or would like any further information.
The Australian College of Midwives (ACM) and the Royal Australian College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RANZCOG) support the RANZCOG and ATAGI recommendation that pregnant women are routinely offered Pfizer mRNA vaccine (Cominarty) at any stage of pregnancy. Please talk to your antenatal care provider (midwife/GP/specialist) to discuss COVID-19 vaccination.
- Vaccination as advised by your health care professional
- Hand washing regularly and frequently with an alcohol-based hand rub or soap and water
- Avoidance of anyone who is coughing and sneezing
- Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth
- Social-distancing and reducing general community exposure
- Early reporting and investigation of symptoms
- Prompt access to appropriate treatment and supportive measures for infection or concerns about the pregnancy
- Limit support person to one
If your partner has COVID-19, or is symptomatic, they should not accompany you to appointments/hospital.
In the event of a medical emergency or if you have symptoms such chest pain, very high fever or difficulty breathing, call triple zero (000).
Seek medical attention and get tested for COVID-19 if you develop a fever, cough, sore throat, or shortness of breath, loss of taste or smell.
- Call your GP
- Visit a testing centre in ACT. Locations can be found at this link
- Call Healthdirect on 1800 022 222
- Visit the Getting tested page for further advice and testing criteria.
If you have any questions or concerns in relation to the Coronavirus, please call the hotline on 1800 020 080.
Stay up-to-date with information relevant to ACT at this link.
Stay up to date with information from the Australian Government Department of Health at this link.
Stay up-to-date with The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RANZCOG) at this link.
At CFAC we are taking and encouraging the following preventative measures to ensure staff and patient health and safety and to limit/slow down the spread of disease.
- Hand washing frequently with soap and water.
- Alcohol based hand sanitiser is placed throughout the practice for both patients and staff to use – usage is encouraged on arrival, before entering and when leaving any consulting room and before using the EFTPOS machine and when leaving the practice.
- Appointments have been spread out to minimise patient numbers in the waiting room.
- The cleaning of all surfaces has been increased (table surfaces, waiting room chairs etc.)
- Our front door to the practice will remain open, to limit surface contact.
- We have spaced out chairs in the waiting room to help with social distancing.
- Children’s toys, books and magazines have been removed from the waiting room.
- Avoidance of anyone who is coughing and sneezing – if you or anyone else attending the practice shows signs of being unwell, you will be asked to leave the practice
- Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth.
- Our standard high-level disinfection of our clinical rooms and clinical equipment meets and exceeds the ISUOG International guidelines for infection control.