COVID-19 - February 2021

Updated: Mar 25

The Australian Government Department of Health continues to manage the COVID-19 outbreak in Australia as a Health Emergency.

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.

We will be able to provide advice and assistance over the phone.

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

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.

If your doctor has assessed you as being at high risk of severe illness if you contract COVID-19, this action plan will help you manage risks. Coronavirus (COVID-19) action plan PDF.

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.