Dear Number 1 Patients,
Currently you will not require covid swabs for your procedure unless :
- You have been identified as primary or secondary close contacts of a COVID-19 case OR found to have visited New South Wales or listed exposure sites in Victoria are to be tested.
- Visited the listed high-risk exposure sites require testing AND quarantine for 14 days, making you ineligible for surgery within those 14 days
- Primary and secondary contacts of persons who have visited known exposure sites or secondary contacts of COVID-19 positive patients will need to have pre-surgery and pre-delivery testing
- NSW residents who are allowed to enter Victoria under the border bubble arrangement must test negative after arriving into Victoria prior to their procedure.
If patients do require testing Epworth Richmond ED will be performing this.
No appointment is required for testing.
If you are feeling unwell, with a fever or respiratory symptoms (cough, sore throat, shortness of breath) have been overseas in the last 14 days and or have been in contact with a person known to have Coronavirus please contact the COVID Hotline on 1800 675 398 open 24 hours or Emergency Department, and notify the hospital.