What to do after getting tested?

What to do after getting tested?

Health & Wellness

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Go home
You must return home immediately after the test. You must wear a face covering on your way home. Do not make any stops on your way.
There is a risk that you could have #coronavirus (#COVID-19) and could spread it to other people. You must remain in self-isolation at home until you find out your test result.
Victorian and interstate labs are working around the clock to process all the tests. It usually takes 1-3 days to get your results after being tested, but sometimes it takes a little longer to confirm the results.
Your doctor or the clinic where you were tested will contact you by phone or SMS to tell you your results, regardless of whether it is positive or negative.
If you test positive you will be contacted by a public health worker from the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) for advice on the next steps.
 

La Roche-Posay creates serums to target skin concerns, all suitable for sensitive skin

La Roche-Posay creates serums to target skin concerns, all suitable for sensitive skin

Beauty News

French skincare company La Roche-Posay creates serums to target skin concerns, all suitable for sensitive skin.
🧡 Pure Vitamin C10 to brighten skin
💙 Hyalu B5 to replump and moisturise skin
❤️ Retinol B3 to smooth skin, address fine lines and even skin tone

Available instore or at our online store

Kiana Beauty Melbourne

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Face masks from Ruth

Face masks from Ruth

Pharmacy news

Ruth, one of our retired pharmacists, has been sewing up a storm to make these face masks. Thanks to our pharmacist Darren for being our model!
FEATURES:
🧵 $15 each
🧵 Adult and limited children’s sizes available
🧵 3 layers of cotton fabric with elastic ear loops
🧵 Contoured to the face, to sit above the nose and below the chin
🧵 Reusable and washable
🧵 Strictly while stocks last, on a first-come, first-served basis, we are unable to reserve stock
🧵 No refunds or exchanges available
NOTES:
😷 These masks are not approved by any organisations.
😷 We are not profiting from people’s fear during this pandemic. We are just supplying due to shortage and demand.
😷 Wearing a mask does not make you immune to viruses. It does not replace hand hygiene and social distancing.
😷 Please refer to information from the Victorian government for up-to-date information.

World Hepatitis Day

World Hepatitis Day

Health Weeks

Today is World Hepatitis Day!
Hepatitis Australia says that while the world is focused on a new virus, it is important not to forget what is happening for those at risk of, or living with hepatitis B or hepatitis C.
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How to wear a mask correctly

How to wear a mask correctly

Pharmacy news

23-07-2020

It is important that when you wear a face covering you do so correctly to protect yourself and others.
To wear a face covering correctly:
> The mask should fit snug on your face.
> Be secured by ties at the back of your head or ear loops.
> Ensure that your mask does not have holes or a valve, or tears or broken loops. This can result in breathing out the virus if you have coronavirus (COVID-19).
> Wash your hands or use 60% hand sanitiser before putting the face mask on and off.
Face coverings can can be single-use (surgical) or reusable/washable cotton masks.
Whilst wearing a face covering adds an additional protective physical barrier to protect you and your loved ones, Victorians still need to keep 1.5 metres from others, wash your hands often, and cough or sneeze into your elbow or tissue.
More information on how to wear a mask correctly here 
 
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Lifelong strategies for managing my mental health

Lifelong strategies for managing my mental health

Our Pharmacy Services

21-07-2020

 

Ruth has experienced periods of depression and anxiety for over five decades, though she didn’t always use these terms. She tells us how she learned to recognise her triggers and manage her mental health, and how those lessons helped during the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic.

It began when I was 12, after a traumatic assault.

This was an incredibly difficult time in my life, because I was also dealing with the pain of my older brother dying. We’d always been close. He was my protector and even taught me the alphabet and counting when I was younger.

I can trace my love of cats to this time – getting the comfort and cuddles I needed. My actual memories are thin though, because I repressed them to protect myself. It wasn’t until ten years ago, when I passed through the town where the assault occurred, that a memory resurfaced.

Read more here

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Here’s some information about face masks and coverings

Here’s some information about face masks and coverings

Health & Wellness

20-07-2020

From 11.59pm on 22 July 2020;
ℹ️ For those in metropolitan Melbourne and Mitchell Shire, when leaving home, people 12 years or older must wear a face covering, unless they can’t for medical or legal reasons.
ℹ️ For those outside of metropolitan Melbourne and Mitchell Shire, you are encouraged to wear a face covering when you’re away from your home and you are not able to keep 1.5 metre physical distance. If you need to travel into metropolitan Melbourne or Mitchell Shire for one of the four reasons then you must wear a face covering.

 

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