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cohealth exposure sites (updated)

cohealth has been made aware confirmed COVID-19 cases have visited our sites. As a result some cohealth sites are exposure sites and are closed to all staff and clients as follows:

 


Address and dates of exposure

9 – 12 August

Tier 1 primary exposure site

cohealth Kensington medical and Kensington dental clinic, 6-12 Gower St, Kensington

Clinic is now open.

13 August

Tier 2 exposure site

cohealth West Melbourne Vaccination Clinic, 98 Abbotsford St, West Melbourne vaccination clinic

Clinic is now open

18 August

Tier 1 primary exposure site

cohealth centre Footscray, 78 Paisley St, Footscray

Clinic is now open.


 

As a community health service we have robust infection prevention and control measures in place, including a requirement for all staff to use personal protective equipment.

These measures have held us in good stead across our 30 sites to date.

cohealth has the highest standards of cleaning and hygiene, and all the above clinics have had a thorough environmental clean, and will reopen after advice from the Department of Health that it is safe to do so.

Clients who have appointments for clinics that are closed should not attend the sites but should contact cohealth to confirm or reschedule their appointment if they have not been contacted already.

cohealth has provided the Department of Health with the contact details of all staff, clients and contractors who attended the sites for contract tracing purposes. As an extra precaution, we are proactively contacting everyone who may have attended on those dates to ensure they understand the health advice.

If you are identified as a primary close contact or secondary close contact the Department of Health (DH) will get in touch with you directly.  These calls or text messages can come from private or unknown numbers.  Please answer these calls or follow text message advice if you receive a call or text message.  If you require further information you can contact DH on 1300 651 160.

If you or anyone in your family develop symptoms, including very mild symptoms (for example headache, runny nose or scratchy throat) please get tested.  If you need to get tested please check coronavirus.vic.gov.au for up to date information about waiting times at testing sites across the state.

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