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sportsmed COVID-19 update

10 January 2022

sportsmed is committed to the health and safety of our patients, our team and our community.

Our clinics are open.

Following recent SA Health changes restricting elective surgery to Category 1 and Category 2, we have been busy contacting impacted patients. If you have any queries about your upcoming appointment or surgery, please contact us on 08 8130 1222 during business hours.

Our precautionary measures remain in place to prioritise the health and safety of our patients, our team and our community.

The measures we are undertaking at sportsmed include increasing our team’s Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) requirements along with the relevant education and training in using them, lifting the level of cleaning across facilities, as well as maintaining social distancing and hand hygiene policies.

We will continue to monitor and adhere to the most up-to-date advice from the SA Government. We thank you for your continued support and understanding.

All patients and visitors of sportsmed are required to:

  • Wear a level 3 surgical mask. Cloth masks are not permitted.
  • Come alone to your consult where possible.
  • The orthopaedic hospital is currently not accepting visitors or carers. If the patient is a minor they may be accompanied by one fully vaccinated carer per day.
  • Observe social distancing measures and maintain good hand hygiene.
  • Check-in with the QR codes and report to reception.

Please DO NOT ENTER a sportsmed facility if:

  • You are feeling unwell
  • Have COVID-19 symptoms
  • Have been notified you have visited an exposure site in Australia within 7 days of your exposure (if vaccinated), or 14 days of your exposure (if unvaccinated).

Consultations in the Orthopaedic and Medical Clinics

Consultations from the Orthopaedic and Medical Clinic will include post-operative, telehealth and face-to-face appointments at the discretion and availability of the practitioner.

Restrictions apply to interstate or border corridor carers/visitors attending our site, which is now classified as a high-risk setting, based on their Local Government Area (LGA) level of risk. Please contact us prior to your appointment for further information. These restrictions do not apply to patients provided they have undergone a negative test 72 hours prior to entering the state.

Please do not bring dependent children to your appointment without prior consultation unless they are fully vaccinated and can wear a mask.

Masks

All patients and visitors are required to wear a level 3 surgical mask when on our premises. Cloth masks are not permitted.

If a child is a patient between ages 9-12, they are exempt from wearing a surgical mask, although preferable if they are able to tolerate it.

Exemptions

Please contact us prior to your appointment if you have a valid exemption from vaccination or mask-wearing. This may allow us to offer alternative arrangements that help protect your safety and that of other patients, visitors, and our team.

Patients

All hospital patients, at their own cost will need to take a Rapid Antigen Test within 48 hours prior to admission, with evidence of a negative test to be provided before admission.

We will continue to treat all patients regardless of vaccination status at the discretion and availability of the practitioner.

Visitors

We request patients come alone to their orthopaedic, medical, physiotherapy and podiatry consultations where possible. If a carer is required to assist a patient through our clinics this must be limited to one person. All visitors and carers must be fully vaccinated.

The orthopaedic hospital is currently not accepting visitors or carers. If the patient is a minor they may be accompanied by one fully vaccinated carer per day. 

Payment

To reduce unnecessary points of contact our preferred method of payment is via contactless methods such as EFT, Visa Card or Mastercard.

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