WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT COVID-19
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT COVID-19

UPDATE: 30 JUNE 2022

The Tasmanian Government has recently revised the guidelines surrounding mask wearing in healthcare settings. We ask for all customers and patients of Your Hobart Health to please continue wearing a mask when visiting to help keep you and our team safe.

 

UPDATE: 5 MARCH 2022

Face masks are still required in Medical Centres and Pharmacies across Tasmania. When visiting Your Hobart Health, please fit your face mask prior to entering the centre and refrain from removing it or lowering it below the nose for the duration of your visit. 

Thank you for your understanding and for helping to keep all of us safe.

IMPORTANT

For the protection of other patients and our staff, if you are feeling unwell or experiencing possible symptoms of coronavirus please refrain from visiting our centre.

If you are an existing patient of Your Hobart Doctor, you can change your appointment to a telehealth consultation if you are feeling unwell on the day of your appointment. To do so, please call reception on 1800 252 436 option 1. 

If you are feeling unwell and require prescriptions or over-the-counter medications, Your Hobart Chemist can dispense your prescriptions and deliver items to you at home.* Please talk to our pharmacy staff on 1800 252 436 option 2 to discuss our home delivery option. 

*Please note, delivery fees may apply depending on location and time of day. 

 

Contact Us

Australian COVID-19 Helplines:

 

Tasmanian Public Health Hotline Phone 1800 671 738

National Coronavirus Helpline Phone 1800 020 080

What are the symptoms of COVID-19? 

Symptoms of COVID-19 can range from mild illness to pneumonia. Some people will recover easily, and others may get very sick very quickly.


People with coronavirus may experience:

  • fever

  • cough

  • sore throat

  • shortness of breath


Other symptoms can include runny nose, acute blocked nose (congestion), headache, muscle or joint pains, nausea, diarrhoea, vomiting, loss of sense of smell, altered sense of taste, loss of appetite and fatigue.

How does coronavirus spread? 

The virus can spread from person to person through:

  • close contact with an infectious person (including in the 24 hours before they started showing symptoms)

  • contact with droplets from an infected person’s cough or sneeze

  • touching objects or surfaces (like doorknobs or tables) that have cough or sneeze droplets from an infected person, and then touching your mouth or face

COVID-19 is a new disease, so there is no existing immunity in our community. This means that COVID-19 could spread widely and quickly.

What if I think I have symptoms of COVID-19? 

If you are sick and think you have symptoms of COVID-19, seek medical advice. If you want to talk to someone about your symptoms, call the Tasmanian Public Health Hotline for advice.

Public Health Hotline 1800 671 738

How can I protect myself and others? 

Everyone must do the following things to slow the spread of COVID-19 and protect those who are most at risk.

  • Practice good hygiene

  • Practice social distancing

  • Avoid public gatherings

  • Practice self-isolation if you are unwell

Read more about how to protect yourself on the Australian Government Department of Health website.

More info 

Check out the official updates and information from the Australian Government Department of Health.