**PLEASE DO NOT ATTEND THE PRACTICE IF YOU ARE UNWELL, PHONE US ON 6162 0582 TO RE-SCHEDULE YOUR APPOINTMENT**
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 at any stage of pregnancy. Please talk to your antenatal care provider (midwife/GP/specialist) to discuss COVID-19 vaccination.
Currently the WHO and RANZCOG advice for pregnant women is:
- 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.
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.
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.