COVID-19 Information

TESTING

If you have COVID-19 symptoms, visited an exposure site, or come into contact with a suspected or confirmed case:

  • Attend the WDHS drive-thru testing clinic – open 10am to 12pm Monday to Saturday (closed Sunday & public holidays)
  • Due to the difficulty of obtaining swabs from younger children, drive through testing is only available for children over the age of 8 years. For children under 8 years, please contact your GP.
  • If you are unwell you can attend the WDHS Emergency Department ensuring you use the hand sanitiser and face masks provided before entering and notify staff immediately of your symptoms. Please call 5551 8222 ahead of your arrival so that the Emergency Department is prepared for you.
  • If you display symptoms and you are tested you MUST SELF ISOLATE before and after testing until you receive a negative test result.
For the most up to date advice on COVID-19 visit the Department of Health and Human Services website: www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus or CLICK HERE
FACE MASKS

Face masks must be worn when visiting WDHS facilities.

For the most up to date information on face masks in Victoria, please visit the department website www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/face-masks or CLICK HERE

OUTBREAK INFORMATION

For the latest information on interstate travel and visitor restrictions please go to:

https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/case-locations-and-outbreaks

South Australian Travel Permits

For permits to travel in to South Australia please go to https://www.police.sa.gov.au/online-services/cross-border-travel-application

KNOW THE SYMPTOMS

It is important that you can recognise the symptoms and understand how COVID-19 is transmitted.

Reported symptoms include:

  • Fever (> 37.5 degrees C)
  • Chills or sweats
  • Coughing
  • Sore throat
  • Shortness of breath or breathing difficulties
  • Runny nose
  • Loss of sense of taste or smell

In certain circumstances headache, muscle soreness, stuffy nose, nausea, vomiting and diarrhoea may also be considered.

CANCELLED / REDUCED SERVICES AT WDHS
A range of WDHS services have been affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. To find out more CLICK HERE

WDHS VISITOR ACCESS
For the latest information on WDHS visitor access to residential aged care, hospital facilities and community clinics CLICK HERE

COVIDSafe app – Download the COVIDSafe app to protect you, your family and friends and save the lives of other Australians.

The COVIDSafe app speeds up contacting people exposed to coronavirus (COVID-19).
This helps us support and protect you, your friends and family.
Download the app HERE

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