Covid -19 infection can present very much like a cold or flu infection. People who are high risk include, older people, those in aged care facilities, travellers, people with reduced immune systems and those with heart or lung disease. There is currently no vaccination or treatment for COVID -19.
Symptoms include : fever, cough, shortness of breath, a sore throat and or tiredness. The purpose of the clinic is to provide testing for people who meet the current criteria in Victoria. People without symptoms will not be tested.
All patients being tested for COVID -19 should home isolate until test results are available. All patients should contact the Emergency department if clinical deterioration occurs.