With the current increased exposure of the coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19), PACS has implemented a policy which outlines the additional precautionary measures we have undertaken.
It is essential we play an integral part in minimizing the spread of coronavirus as we are the at frontline of the most vulnerable when it comes to risk of infection.
What is critical is that we all work together. It’s very important everyone does their bit such as personal hygiene, proactively reporting, assessing their own exposure risk and keep yourself up to date with the current status of the virus, we have provided some helpful information on steps you can take to protect yourself, as well as helpful links, below.
Our clients should take the following precautions to protect their health.
PACS staff will continue to practice good hygiene measures, Good hygiene includes:
Additionally, all staff should take the additional precautionary measures.
Currently, those most at risk are people who have recently been in affected countries and those who have been in close contact with someone who is a confirmed case of having coronavirus. The virus is most likely to spread from person to person through:
Close contact means:
Should you experience any of the following symptoms, we advise you visit your local GP. People with coronavirus may experience:
If you have severe difficulty breathing, call triple zero (000) immediately and tell the call handler and the paramedics on arrival about your recent travel history.
When you contact your local GP, it is very important before visiting you describe your symptoms and travel history.
If you are experiencing symptoms or have identified you have been in close contact with a confirmed case, then it is very important you notify your care coordinator immediately.
Contact Your Care Coordinator on 1300 826 219
Contact the Coronavirus Health Information Line if you are seeking information on novel coronavirus. The line operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week. 1800 020 080
For up-to-date information, visit the Australian Department of Healthwebsite (www.health.gov.au) And Premium Aged and Community Services website (www.premiumacs.com.au)