COVID 19 July Update
July 9, 2020

Health Update July: COVID 19

Unfortunately earlier this week Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews announced a progressive increase in Coronavirus numbers in metropolitan Melbourne and hence commenced a 6 week Stage 3 Lockdown.

Canterbury Eyecare is a health service and hence it is at our discretion to remain open, with the continuation of our strict hygiene protocols. These include limiting the number of patients in our practice, spacing out appointments, enforcing social distancing where possible, providing hand sanitiser and frequently cleaning all surfaces as well as frames after they’ve been handled.

As of July 9th, we are also adding a few more procedures to keep our patients, staff and the local Canterbury community safe.

In line with the recent announcements from the Federal Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Michael Kidd, it has been recommended that masks should be worn in all healthcare settings. Hence, when you visit us at Canterbury Eyecare you will see our Optometrists and Dispensing staff in masks. We will also require you to wear one whilst you are in the practice. We can supply you with one if you don’t have access to one.

Additionally, we also ask that unless a carer is needed, or you are a child’s parent, do not bring anyone else with you to the practice.

As a reminder, if you’re unwell, have Coronavirus or been in contact with someone who has, please call to reschedule your appointment and do not visit the practice. Contact us on 03 9888 6377.

Behind the scenes, we are also breaking into two teams of staff again, and working alternate days, to ensure that if any staff member was to become unwell we would still be able to remain open, albeit with a change in staffing.

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