Archive for Covid-19

Coronavirus: Are You At Risk? A Self Assessment Guide

Before A Therapist Sees You Please Complete This Self Assessment

Coronavirus: 5 Point Self Assessment

  1. Have you been in close contact with a confirmed COVID-19 (Coronavirus)- If yes self quarantine for 14 days from the last day of contact with the confirmed case
  2. Have you been in, or transited through, mainland China or Iran in the past 14 days, returned from South Korea on/after 5 March, or returned from Italy on/after 11 March? – Don’t come to therapy, self quarantine for 14 days 
  3. Are you experiencing fever or respiratory symptoms AND have returned home from overseas? – If yes, Self-quarantine
  4. Have you been practicing social distancing within the last 4 days? If NO you haven’t, we request that you do for a minimum for 4 days prior to attending or having an OT attend you at your home. 
  5. Have you been in casual contact with a confirmed case of COVID -19?Casual contact is defined as: spending less than 15 minutes face-to-face in any setting with a person who is a confirmed case AND they had symptoms at the time  OR sharing a closed space for less than two hours with a person who is a confirmed case AND they had symptoms at the time. 
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What Does Social Distancing Mean For Your Next Therapy Visit?

Coronavirus / COVID-19 And Your Occupational Therapy

Sporting events like the beloved AFL and other treasured national sporting entertainment during the autumn and winter months are on thin ice. Will they run or not? Well, spectators are suspended from attending until further notice.

The reason, to control the spread of novel coronavirus causing respiratory disease (COVID-19) through the use of social distancing.

Just like that coronavirus came to town and has made its presence known.

We’re now rolling with a moving problem.

One we hope to get on top of but if we don’t change how we connect and be social there will be life threatening consequences as we’re witnessing in Italy.

Special Therapy Announcement: As a high clinical contact, mobile service across Brisbane I’m very concerned about the spread of the virus and it’s life threatening consequences, COVID-19. This article aims to answer your questions and explain our current therapy policy whilst this COVID-19 continues to threaten our most vulnerable in the community.    

David Norris

So, What Does Social Distancing Mean For Your Therapy?

In this article I’m going to cover off

  • What is Social Distancing 
  • The difference between COVID-19 vs Coronavirus vs SARS CoV-2
  • Why is Social Distancing Important – How It Helps
  • Using Social Distancing To “Flattening The Curve”: The Impact To The Pandemic
  • How Are We Reducing Your Risk for COVID-19 At Occupational Therapy Brisbane
  • A Self Assessment: Should You Be Seen At Home or The Clinic
  • Occupational Therapy Tele Consultations To Support Social Distancing and Reduce Your Risk for COVID-19
  • What Are Social Distancing Measures That Can Help You At Home And At Work
  • Current COVID19/ Coronavirus Resources

What is Social Distancing 

I asked “Have you heard of the term Social Distancing

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