Coronavirus by Jonathan Clerke
At IceFire Physiotherapy
and Northside Hand & Upper Limb Clinic
continually changing our procedures based on information from relevant
government health departments.
It is sad to hear of the large number of people infected with Covid-19, and if
you are one of them we hope that you recover soon. The good news is that
the death rate in Australia is less than 0.4% as of the 25/3/2020, and about
80% of people will recover with only having mild symptoms. As of March 25
2020 Australia had a total of less than 9 infected people per 100,000 people
(allowing for 2252 cases at that time). For daily updates refer to
At this stage to the best of our knowledge, none of our staff or patients have
COVID-19 Warning Signs
If you have fever And any of these symptoms: cough, runny nose, shortness
of breath, sore throat, diarrhoea or vomiting then please do not attend our
clinic. We wish we could help you but in such cases you should contact your
local hospital’s fever clinic or local GP. Once you have recovered from Covid-
19 we look forward to treating you.
If you have travelled overseas within the last 14 days then please do not
attend our clinic until 14 days has passed
The Coronavirus Health Information Line is a useful number to have on hand,
such as in your mobile phone contacts list: 1800 020 080 or 13HEALTH.
How to help us keep COVID19-Free
If you have a cough without fever we will provide you with a face mask to
wear while in the clinic. If the clinic waiting room becomes too full we may ask
you to wait outside or in your car till your appointment starts. We have
reduced the number of chairs in our waiting room.
We continue to improve all our procedures and infection control measures to
minimise the risk of infection to our staff and patients. We are using Purifas
faceshields when patients need to lye facedown, as these provide 100%
coverage of the face hole in the plinths.
Are we closing down?
As one of many essential healthcare businesses we have no expectation of
needing to close down due to government requirements. However even this
may change depending on health advice given to our government.
What is a virus and where do they come from.
If you wish to know what a virus is and where they come from, then this
science based article written by Dr Robert Carter for the non-technically
minded provides many useful insights: Coronavirus in creation, https://creation.com/wuhan-coronavirus
The article has
an electron microscope picture of Covid-19.
IceFire Physiotherapy, Brendale (near the suburbs of Eatons Hill, Warner,Albany Creek, Carseldine, Strathpine and Bald Hills)