Statement - New Visitor Arrangements at BH Community Health Centre for COVID-19
In response to the COVID-19 (coronavirus), new visitation arrangements have been implemented for the Broken Hill Community Health Centre (2-4 Sulphide Street).
These new arrangements are in place for the protection of clients and staff. They are:
- No visitors to attend the facility with any respiratory symptoms and/or fever.
- Adults attending the CHD will be allowed 1 companion person to attend their appointment with them.
- Children attending an appointment may still be accompanied by 2 adult carers.
- Children are no longer permitted as visitors.
- Drop in clinics have been cancelled. Please phone 808 1100 to book an appointment and to be screened over the phone.
- Community nurses - please phone 8080 1642 prior to your visit if you are unwell.
Dental service: Staff will call clients on the morning of their appointment; children can have one person in the surgery with them; and everyone is asked not to bring extra people with them when attending the Dental Service.
Clients are requested to phone the centre rather than drop in, if able.
Please help us do everything possible to protect our patients by following these guidelines until further notice.
For more information about COVID-19 please call the Public Health Unit info line on +61 1300 066 055, National Coronavirus Helpline on +61 1800 020 080 or healthdirect on +61 1800 022 222.
It is essential that everyone plays a part in containing the spread of COVID-19 by practising good hygiene measures including:
Clean your hands thoroughly for at least 20 seconds with soap and water, or an alcohol-based hand rub.
Cover your nose and mouth when coughing and sneezing with tissue or a flexed elbow.
Avoid close contact with anyone with cold or flu-like symptoms.
Stay home if you are sick.
People should also practise physical distancing, which aims to reduce potential for transmission. Physical distancing includes:
avoiding crowds and mass gatherings where it is difficult to keep the appropriate distance away from others
avoiding small gatherings in enclosed spaces, for example family celebrations
attempting to keep a distance of 1.5 metres between themselves and other people where possible, for example when they are out and about in public place.
avoiding shaking hands, hugging, or kissing other people
avoiding visiting vulnerable people, such as those in aged care facilities or hospitals, infants, or people with compromised immune systems due to illness or medical treatment
The public are encouraged to continue to monitor the NSW Health website for updated health information. This includes the Clinical Excellence Commission's updated COVID-19 infection control guidelines.