The practice for face-to-face consults, but we suggest that where appropriate you book a phone consult where to limit the number of people coming in to the practice. We will continue to ask you screening questions at booking and on arrival at the practice, including about any visits to a COVID hotspot. If you have any symptoms OR are concerned about a potential COVID exposure, you MUST call the practice first for an initial phone consultation. Please continue to check the NSW COVID Case alerts – this is updated daily.
Regardless of any known exposures – stay home and get tested for COVID-19 if you have any symptoms. Symptoms include fever, cough, sore/scratchy throat, loss of smell, loss of taste and shortness of breath, as well as other reported symptoms including runny nose, joint pain, muscle pain, diarrhoea, nausea/vomiting and loss of appetite.
If you attend the practice please BRING A MASK, sanitise your hands as you enter the practice and follow any instructions from our staff. We are limiting the number of people in our waiting room, and are grateful for your cooperation.
If you need to be tested check here for all the options and see our information here. The closest to Erko/Newtown are RPA Hospital, or the drive-through at Stanmore 4CYTE – in the carpark at the Cyprus community club. You DO NOT need a GP referral for this service.
If you think you need a swab but also think that you need to be checked physically, please book with the Inner West Respiratory Clinic. You can call for a phone/video appointment with one of our doctors for assessment and advice.
You will need to self-isolate before and after testing, and any time you have symptoms. The simplest way to think about this is just to stay at home, and take care not to infect the other people in your household.
We are updating our CORONAVIRUS page here.