Missing your regular gym classes?

Missing your regular gym classes?

Health & Wellness

05-08-2020

Missing your regular gym classes and feeling a little stir crazy at home with the kids? Find an online class and get the kids to join in too. It’s a two-for-one entertainment and exercise win. Here’s a good one to try – RecXpress 24/7 Fitness
 
 
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What to do after getting tested?

What to do after getting tested?

Health & Wellness

29-07-2020

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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.
 

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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Melbourne residents advised to wear masks for COVID-19 protection following coronavirus outbreak

Melbourne residents advised to wear masks for COVID-19 protection following coronavirus outbreak

Health & Wellness

13-07-2020

By medical reporter Sophie Scott, the Specialist Reporting Team’s Nick Sas and Celina Edmonds

 
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Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has asked Melburnians to wear masks in public when they can’t social distance, in a major shift in health policy in the state and across Australia.

Meet Mitch our new pharmacist

Meet Mitch our new pharmacist

Health & Wellness

05-07-2020

This is Mitch, who is now a pharmacist, after doing his intern year with us in 2019.
We’re pleased to announce that Mitch is now accredited to give vaccines. So if you’re looking for a flu vaccine or whooping cough vaccine, please pop in.
Mitch is helpful and shows genuine concern for our customers. He gets on well with everyone and he’s been such a great addition to our dispensary team!
📸 photo credit

Ammy Lam Photography
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Are you unwell?

Are you unwell?

Health & Wellness

27-06-2020

 The flu and coronavirus have some similar symptoms, such as:
– high fever (38 °C or more)
– dry cough
– body aches
– feeling extremely weak and tired.
If you are unwell with flu-like symptoms, contact the coronavirus hotline (1800 675 398) or your GP to check if you need coronavirus testing.
 
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Help protect our health system – get your flu shot

Help protect our health system – get your flu shot

Health & Wellness

05-06-2020

Everyone aged six months and over should get an annual flu shot.

Particularly if you’re in an at-risk group and eligible for free flu vaccination.

The flu vaccination is free for:

  • children aged 6 months to under five years of age
  • pregnant women
  • people aged over 65
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people (6 months and over)
  • people with chronic medical conditions.

The flu shot is now available from your local GP, pharmacist and community immunisation sessions.