Precautions at medical centre

Queenstown Medical Centre. Photo: Google Maps
Queenstown Medical Centre. Photo: Google Maps
Queenstown Medical Centre chief executive Ashley Light said a notice was outside each of its three clinics instructing people to go home or back to their car if they have signs of Covid-19.

The person should then call Healthline and wait for an appointment to be arranged.

Once at the appointment, they would be met by a clinician who wore protective equipment and tested either in a tent or their car.

For those who cannot read the sign at the clinics, a member of staff wearing a mask would pass on information, using Google Translate if needed.

Those with respiratory illnesses who did not think they had Covid-19 would be directed to a different side of the clinic, where they would be given a mask and assessed by a clinician in protective gear.

Patients who did not show any signs of Covid-19 symptoms would go to reception and have their appointment as normal.

They would be asked to give their name, date of birth and phone number so that public health officials could contact them if needed.

 - Matthew McKew 

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