COVID-19 - January 2022

The Australian Government response aims to:

  • minimise the number of people becoming infected or sick with COVID-19

  • minimise how sick people become and the mortality rate

  • manage the demand on our health systems

  • help you to manage your own risk and the risk to your family and community

  • make COVID-19 vaccines available to everyone in Australia.

In response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Leichhardt General Practice will continue to triage all patients prior to being permitted to attend the practice to ensure the safety of all patients and staff.

Our doctors will offer a face to face patient consult for cases that are considered safe and clinically appropriate.

If you have any of the following symptoms fever (temperature over 37.5), cough, difficulty breathing and shortness of breath, sore throat, runny nose, loss of smell and or loss of taste, you must call us first on (02) 9561 0300 and let reception know you have the above as you may be at risk of having the COVID-19 virus.

Please refrain from entering the practice without phoning and receiving this advice first.

Please contact us only if you are unwell and need to talk to a doctor. If you have mild symptoms, please follow the guidelines on

People with existing illnesses that make them more vulnerable to respiratory diseases, including those with diabetes, chronic lung disease, pre-existing kidney failure, suppressed immunity and older people may be at a higher risk of infection.

Leichhardt General Practice is not able to provide an onsite COVID-19 virus swab testing.

We are requesting that patients do not present at the practice with symptoms, referrals can be obtained through our COVID-19 phone triage consultation service.

Please call reception on (02) 9561-0300 to arrange an over the phone consultation with your doctor.

Alternately, if you are unsure where or whether to seek treatment call the Health Direct Helpline on 1800 022 222 to speak with a registered nurse or the COVID-19 National Hotline (1800 020 080) for advice regarding assessment.

For the latest COVID-19 updates visit the Department of Health website.