It is important to be mindful, prepared and to support each other through this period of uncertainty and challenges.
Our current colder seasons have the need for us to be especially conscious of not spreading germs this year. The best way to contain the spread of COVID-19 is through hygiene practices and sensible precautions.
Prevention is best
Wash your hands well and often with soap and water to stay healthy and slow the spread of droplet-borne illnesses.
As community transmission appears to have begun in Australia (at the time of post March 14) we have also entered a period of purposeful social distancing (even in the absence of symptoms or contact).
If you are unsure
If you do have symptoms of COVID-19 please do not visit your GP, instead call the Australian Coronavirus COVID-19 Triage Hotline
1800 020 080. Alternatively, a public medical information hotline is provided by Nurse-on-Call 1800 675 398 – please call if you want advice you might usually seek from your GP about matters unrelated to COVID-19.
Depending on your circumstances, you will be advised to attend a public hospital respiratory clinic, a primary care respiratory clinic, to self isolate at home, to seek a medical practitioner telehealth consultation or to take no further action.
South Australia: Screening clinics are available at:
- Royal Adelaide Hospital
- Flinders Medical Centre
- Lyell McEwin Hospital (PDF 1059KB)
- Women’s and Children’s Hospital
Should you or the YCM team be required to implement self-isolation measures or limit travel, sessions will still be available. We will meet online or via phone so you can continue getting the support you need. We are very experienced in supporting clients online and can support you to ensure that you have the necessary means to connect well with us.
Here’s how to self-quarantine. Remember to keep your day/night routines, stay active, eat healthily, work/learn from home, and connect online or by telephone with those you love. Here’s a good list of what to have at home for isolation.
Please stay home if you have any cold or flu symptoms, and get yourself well rather than attend your appointment with us. As much notice as possible will help us to make the necessary arrangements to either reschedule your appointment or to see you via Skype should that be suitable.
Appointments with us
Because your health and wellbeing is our utmost consideration, Your Calmer Mind has implemented guidelines in line with the Department of Health. Please do not come in to the clinic if:
- you have returned from any of the at-risk countries listed on this Health Department page in the past fortnight or
- you have had contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19.
Both of these guidelines apply whether you have symptoms of not. Click to find out more about COVID-19 from the Health Direct website.
Remember that we have an awesome health system with wonderful and dedicated people at the front line. They will be increasingly under demand over the next few months so please be patient and be kind.
We will get through this as a community because we will care for each other as community-minded people.