Statement regarding novel coronavirus disease of 2019, “COVID-19”
[EDIT: The Urban Alchemist is closed for the time being and I am suspending practise until at least the beginning of May.
Stay safe. Be kind. Wash your hands. STAY AT HOME, go shopping once a week, and keep a 1.5m distance between you and everyone around you. You might feel fine, but you don’t want to risk passing the virus to someone who may die. #FlattenTheCurve]
In line with current advice in the National Guidelines provided by the Department of Health regarding COVID-19, I and The Urban Alchemist are still open for business at this time.
This is a trying time for all of us. I personally urge you to minimise your public outings and social contact, maintain high standards of hygeine, and above all be kind to each other.
As per the National Guidelines, if any of the following applies to you we request you do not attend the clinic:
- If you who have recently returned from overseas AND who have respiratory symptoms. Symptoms include sore throat, cough, runny nose, fever, shortness of breath.
- If you have returned from Iran, China, Italy, Republic of Korea within the last 14 days with or without symptoms.
- If you have had close contact with someone confirmed to have COVID-19. These people are being traced and contacted by the Public Health Unit.
- If you qualify as higher risk, including those over the age of 65, those with chronic illness and compromised immune systems.
NB: “High risk” areas may change over the coming days/weeks. Please continue to check this LINK for live updates.
I do wish to reassure you that my clinic has set up strict measures to minimise any risk of transmission. This helps to ensure you and our team remain safe in a healthy, inclusive environment.
Some of these measures include:
- Additional cleaning/disinfecting of rooms, equipment and frequently touched surfaces
- Providing easy to use hand sanitation in every session
- Frequent, thorough hand washing
- Turning away anyone who presents with respiratory symptoms
If you have to cancel
If you develop sypmtoms like sore throat, cough, or shortness of breath, you should cancel your appointment. Any cancellation fees will be waived.