04 Oct Clinic Covid-19 Safe Plan
Outlined below is our Covid-19 Safe Plan as required by the Victorian Government, to prevent the introduction of coronavirus at our clinic.
Dr Victor Wilk, Medical Director
Brighton Spine & Sports Clinic offer spine and sports injury management services to the local Bayside community and surrounding areas. The allied health and medical services we provide are essential in keeping people healthy and active during this pandemic.
Our opening hours are available via the following link.
We are following and implementing all guidelines from the Department of Health and adhere to all public health advice in regards to having a safe and clean environment. Our dedicated team are providing initial and review consultations at the clinic but if you feel unable to leave your home, please get in touch. Technology enables us to offer phone or video consultations so you feel safe and comfortable.
Please stay at home and get tested if you have respiratory symptoms or have been in contact with someone affected by COVID-19.
- Installed a physical barrier at reception to maintain patient distance from staff.
- 1.5 metres marked on floor for patients waiting at reception.
- Some waiting room chairs removed and remaining seats spaced apart to allow social distancing.
- One person per four square metres of enclosed workspace or in shared areas.
- Toys removed from waiting rooms and consult rooms.
- Cleaners are providing additional cleaning to all areas of the practice and using appropriate cleaning products.
- Twice daily cleaning of all patient areas within the practice.
- Wiping treatment beds with appropriate cleaning products between patients.
- Antiseptic wipes in the rehabilitation areas for wiping down equipment between patients.
- Regular cleaning of our facilities, shared spaces and provide additional cleaning supplies.
- Ensure that any workers that can work from home are able to do so.
- Patient screening questions to confirm they are not exhibiting respiratory symptoms before appointments and via reminder text.
- Entrance door signage asking that only essential visitors enter the practice.
- Staff and practitioners are required to report prior to attendance of the clinic if they are exhibiting respiratory symptoms and to not come to work when they are unwell.
- Telehealth offered to patient where appropriate.
- Records kept of all workers, subcontractors, customers and clients attending the work premises for 15 minutes or longer unless an exemption applies.
- Requested our team complete specific training concerning Covid-19 and infection control management from the Department of Health.
Personal protective equipment (PPE)
- Patients to wear mask at all times and unable to enter clinic if not wearing a mask.
- All non clinical staff must wear a level 1 or type 1 surgical mask while at the practice.
- Practitioners requested our team wear surgical-grade face masks and eye shields – where clinically appropriate. (Tier One level of PPE)
- Hand sanitiser provided to our patients and team on arrival and available during their visit.
Government Guidelines and source of information
- Regular checks of the Department of Health website for updates
- Ask that all practitioners forward association updates and ensure they adhere to the guidelines.
- Anyone who is unwell must leave practice immediately and go to be tested after which they must self isolate. Report any positive cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) to Department of Health, Worksafe, Health and Safety Representatives, and notify attending patients and staff.
- If we receive notification that a person has visited our sites while infectious with Covid-19, we will – as required under law – inform the Victorian Government’s Department of Health and Human Services, WorkSafe, and our team and ‘deep clean’ the practice..
- Any positive cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) will be reported to DHHS, Worksafe, Health and Safety Representatives, and team members and clinic visitors accordingly.
- For further information about Covid-19, we recommend you visit: The Victorian Department of Health‘s website.
- If you require non-urgent medical assistance concerning Covid-19, please phone your GP. If you require urgent medical attention concerning Covid-19 please visit hospital emergency department or phone 000.
- We remain open at the clinic for initial and review consultations but technology enables us to offer phone or video consultations.
- These consultations may be claimable on private health (depending on your health fund) or Medicare if under EPC/TCA.
- Please contact our reception team on 9596 7211 to find out which practitioners can offer an online or phone session.