Covid-19 Patient Letter
At TasIVF, the safety of our staff and patients is our highest priority. To this end our commitment to providing you with a safe and reliable service remains unchanged, we have undertaken several initiatives to prepare ourselves to respond appropriately from the impacts of COVID-19.
When the Tasmanian borders open on 15 December 2021, like many other services, we expect our exposure to heighten, therefore, to ensure we can continue to deliver care to all our patients safely, the following safety strategies will be effective from Monday 13 December 2021 across our clinics in Hobart and Launceston.
- Please get vaccinated. For your safety and that of your family, our community, all other patients and our staff at TasIVF- we strongly encourage you to be vaccinated.
- Please confirm the status of your vaccination on request. All patients will be required to confirm status of vaccinations as you enter our clinics.
- No visitors to accompany patients for procedures (OPUS, ETs) and appointments. To comply with social distancing requirements, we ask that patients attend for procedures and (scans) appointments alone.
- Only 1 Vaccinated Support Person will be allowed to attend early pregnancy scans. Support persons must provide evidence of vaccination at entry to be able to accompany the patient.
- All consults will move to Telehealth where possible. We will be moving all appointments where possible to an online/ telehealth environment to reduce exposure in the clinic.
- Participate at entry point screening. When attending TasIVF clinic in Hobart or Launceston you will need to:
- Confirm that you have not been in contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19 within the last 14 days,
- Confirm you do not have any symptoms of COVID-19 or flu like symptoms such as fever, sore throat, cough or shortness of breath. Please call the clinic if you have any symptoms. If you are in treatment your nurse will advise you on next steps,
- Have your temperature checked on entry to TasIVF and sign in with “Check in Tas” app,
- Always wear a face mask whilst in the clinic and follow all directions provided to you by staff, and
- Practice safe distancing always
We also wish to reassure you that all our doctors and clinic staff are compliant with the vaccination requirements and continue to diligently follow our safety protocols and we ask for your cooperation as they work to support you with your care.
As you would also appreciate, situations like these can evolve rapidly requiring us to shift our response and protocols appropriately and in line with relevant updates from the Tasmanian Government.
If you have any questions or are unable to participate in the above safety process, we ask that you contact our clinic staff on 03 6212 7700 to discuss your individual situation.
Thank you for your support during this time to keep our staff and patients safe.
We wish you a safe and happy festive season.