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COVID-19 lockdown extends until 4pm Sunday, 8 August, 2021

COVID-19 restrictions will be extended in parts of South East Queensland until 4pm Sunday, 8 August 2021.

Further to the confirmed community cases of COVID-19, the Queensland Government has announced effective 4pm, Saturday 31st July 2021 the Greater Brisbane area, including; Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast and the Scenic Rim will go into a snap lockdown.

During this time we wish to advise we are an essential service that will remain open for the duration of the extended lockdown period. All day therapy programs are running as per the scheduled timetable with telehealth options also available.

HOSPITAL VISITORS
Visitor restrictions have also been reintroduced, until further notice. Visitors are not permitted entry to hospitals, aged care disability accommodation, prisons and youth detention facilities across the Greater Brisbane area.

Currumbin Clinic will be adhering to this instruction to keep our patients, staff, doctors and visitors as protected as possible.

Effective 12pm Saturday 31st July, visiting hours have temporarily ceased until further notice.

You can only visit someone in hospital if you are:
• the parent, guardian or carer for a patient under the age of 18
• a partner and/or support person for a patient admitted for care related to their pregnancy
• support worker or informal carer (including family and friends) providing support for someone with a disability

MANDATORY MASKS

Anyone (other than a patient) permitted to enter a hospital must not enter, or remain on, the premises without wearing a single use surgical face mask

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR STAFF, PATIENTS AND ESSENTIAL VISITORS: The following QLD Health COVID-19 restrictions remain unchanged.

Unless you are a patient at our hospital, you cannot visit if you:

· have been diagnosed with COVID-19 or asked to quarantine

· have returned from overseas in the last 14 days (excluding safe travel zone countries)

· have had contact with a person with COVID-19 in the last 14 days

· have visited a COVID-19 hotspot in the last 14 days or since the hotspot was declared (whichever is shorter)

· have visited an interstate exposure venue in the last 14 days

· have been in an interstate area of concern in the last 14 days or since the identified start date (whichever is shorter), unless you fit into one of the categories of people who are allowed to enter a facility with a negative COVID-19 test

· have been tested for COVID-19 and are waiting to receive the results (except for tests due to surveillance testing obligations)

· have COVID-19 symptoms of fever (37.5 degrees or more), cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, loss of smell or taste, runny nose, diarrhoea, nausea, vomiting or fatigue.

Get tested
If you have any symptoms at all, get tested immediately and quarantine at home until you receive a negative result.

COVID-19 updates
We will continue to closely monitor the evolving situation and follow guidance issued by QLD Health and amend any measures as necessary.

Thank you for your understanding and continued support to keep our community safe.