During the COVID-19 Period

Updated 9 April 2020

COVID-19 POLICY

for Health Focus Centre

At Health Focus Centre we’re committed to doing our best to stop the spread of COVID-19 and ensure the safety of our community of staff and patients. On March 11, the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared the situation a global pandemic, and many people worldwide are changing the way they live out their daily activities.

During this time, if you have travelled overseas, experienced any flu like symptoms, or have been in contact with anyone affected by flu like symptoms, we recommend that you take care and self- isolate for a duration of two weeks. If you’re experiencing symptoms, please follow the advice on the Australian Department of Health website. Please note, this policy is subject to change as the COVID-19 status in Australia changes, and relevant government bodies update their advice.

YOUR HEALTH AND SAFETY IS MOST IMPORTANT TO US

In light of the COVID-19 outbreak we are taking extra precautions to remain vigilant against the spread of the virus within our community.

In order to keep a safe environment we have:
  • Implemented social distancing practices in the waiting areas
  • Increased focus on cleaning and sanitizing procedures across the health focus clinic and treatment rooms
  • Temporarily closed the movement studio and cancelled all Yoga and Pilates classes
  • Temporarily ceased room and studio hire
  • We encourage you to pay with card. Although cash is accepted, where possible please pay with your credit card
  • Please make sure to use our hand sanitiser before and after adjustments
  • Where you can avoid it, please do not bring your spouse or friend to your treatments. It is best to limit each consult to practitioner and patient
  • Please let us know over the phone before you arrive if you are feeling slightly unwell

COVID-19 Clinic FAQ’s

It sure is! We are doing our very best to keep our centre sanitised and COVID-19 free. We are also exercising screening patients on arrival, social distancing in our reception space, leaving the front door open (limit door handle touching), wiping down our bench between every patient, sanitising/washing hands regularly and creating spaces between patients where possible all in an effort to minimise any risks.


As an allied health profession, Chiropractic is deemed an essential service and therefore encouraged to stay open. As it currently stands (30 March 2020) we are open and intend on serving our community for as long as we can. Our other services have ceased operation but chiropractic adjustments continue. We will only shut our doors if we are advised by AHPRA/government/Australian Chiropractic Board or if we feel it is no longer safe for our patients and staff to continue practicing.


If and when the day arrives that we close, we will be advising everyone over sms and email. All future appointments by default will be cancelled, but we will aim to stay active online and over the phone. We intend of keeping contact with all patients in an effort to help address aches and pains that may come up. We are looking at online appointments for advise as well as other initiatives in order to keep health on your mind at all times.


No there is no need to cancel at the moment. We are treating one day at a time. If we are required to close, you will be informed and your appointment will be cancelled. We are dedicated to keeping your chiropractic care available especially as it is more important now than ever to keep musculoskeletal issues out of a GPs office.


Currently, there’s no cure or treatment for COVID-19. No studies have investigated the effect of vitamins C or D supplements or vitamin C and D deficiency on the risk of contracting the new coronavirus that causes COVID-19. Still, multiple studies have shown that vitamin D deficiency can harm immune function and increase your risk of developing respiratory illnesses (1). Additionally, some studies have indicated that vitamin D supplements can enhance immune response and protect against respiratory infections overall. It is also important to note that many studies have also shown that vitamin C helps prevent and relieve symptoms of virus-induced respiratory infections.

It is imperative to help maintain a healthy immune system if you want to get through this COVID-19 season as prepared as possible. There are plenty of supplements such as vitamin C, D, Mushroom complexes which can help improve your immune surveillance and Andrographis products which have been historically used to help your immune system when it is at war. Good nutrition is vital, but so is good sleep, drinking clean water, reducing stress and thus decreasing cortisol levels as well as exercising in keeping your mind and body healthy during these trying times.

*1) Self-Care for Common Colds: The Pivotal Role of Vitamin D, Vitamin C, Zinc, and Echinacea in Three Main Immune Interactive Clusters (Physical Barriers, Innate and Adaptive Immunity) Involved during an Episode of Common Colds—Practical Advice on Dosages and on the Time to Take These Nutrients/Botanicals in order to Prevent or Treat Common Colds.Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2018; 2018: 5813095.

*2) The effectiveness of vitamin C in preventing and relieving the symptoms of virus-induced respiratory infections. J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 1999 Oct;22(8):530-3.

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