As mandated by the State Government, all patients entering our medical centres must wear a face mask unless an exemption applies. Thank you for your co-operation.

Please inform our reception staff immediately, prior to booking an appointment, if you have symptoms of respiratory illness such as a cough, runny nose, sore throat, shortness of breath and/or fever, or if you have been in contact with a confirmed COVID-19 case, or if you have been to a listed COVID-19 exposure site, or you are waiting for the results of a COVID-19 test.
Alternatively call the Department of Health and Human Services dedicated hotline on 1800 675 398.

To limit the number of people in our medical centres at any one time, we are asking patients to consider NOT bringing anyone else with them to their appointment unnecessarily.

Coronavirus risk

If you have symptoms of COVID-19, it is important to get tested, via a Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) or a PCR test performed at a testing facility.

The UFS COVID-19 Testing Clinic at 309 Dana Street, Ballarat, offers PCR testing – fast, free and accurate. For more details, or to book an appointment, visit ufs.com.au/test

It is important that you DO NOT present to a GP or pharmacy without a pre-arranged appointment if you are experiencing symptoms.

Getting vaccinated against COVID-19 is the best way to keep you, your family, friends, and the community safe. COVID-19 vaccinations are free for everyone in Australia. UFS runs a dedicated COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic at 309 Dana Street, Ballarat, and some UFS pharmacies also offer COVID-19 vaccinations. For more details and to book, visit ufs.com.au/vaccine

Visit the Australian Department of Health for further information.

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Hand-washing

Washing your hands is an important step in reducing your risk of contracting Coronavirus. Ensure you regularly wash your hands thoroughly, with soap and running water, for at least 20 seconds, and dry them with paper towel or a hand dryer. If soap is not available, use hand sanitiser where possible.

This diagram explains how soap works against the coronavirus.

Why soap is so effective

How to wash your hands with soap

How to wash your hands with hand sanitiser

Social distancing

Social distancing is a critical tool in helping to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

Why social distancing matters

Cover your cough and sneeze

As well as wearing a face mask, washing your hands regularly, maintaining social distance and isolating if you have any respiratory symptoms, covering your coughs and sneezes also helps stop the spread of germs.

  • COVER your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze.
  • Put your used tissue in the rubbish BIN.
  • If you don’t have a tissue, cough or sneeze into your upper sleeve or elbow, NOT YOUR HANDS.
  • WASH your hands with soap and running water. Dry your hands thoroughly with a disposable paper towel or hand dryer.

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