COVID PROTECTION FRAMEWORK REQUIREMENTS AT SPORTS CLINIC

                         Updated 26.01.2022

Sports clinic is registered under the close contact exemption Scheme

To ensure health and critical services can continue to function, fully vaccinated workers who fall under the ‘critical services’ category and are an asymptomatic close contact will be eligible to return to work if they return a negative Rapid Antigen Test under the Close Contact Exemption Scheme. For most services, test kits will be supplied as and when a worker(s) need to use the scheme.

During Phases Two and Three of the Omicron response, critical workers who provide a health, MIQ, emergency service or are critical workers of a registered critical service provider who are vaccinated and asymptomatic close contacts of a COVID-19 case are able to continue to work outside their place of residence, as long as they return a negative rapid antigen test prior to each day/shift they are at work during the isolation period and follow specific health protocols. Critical workers who are participating in the scheme will only be allowed to go to and from work or to collect their free Rapid Antigen Test kits from their closest collection site. They must otherwise stay in their place of self-isolation. 

Testing and isolation requirements for businesses during Omicron — business.govt.nz

Our staff at SPORTS CLINIC have the safety and care of our patients at the heart of our decisions.

Under the Covid Protection Framework traffic light setting RED, the following requirements are in place at our clinic to protect all our patients and staff, their whanau, and the wider community.

  • Mask wearing is compulsory at our clinic and for the duration of your appointment.
    We ask you to please wear a surgical masks instead of cloth masks while in our clinic. We are happy to provide these to you if needed.

  • Contact tracing is required and we will continue to limit the number of people in our clinics and in our reception areas. We respectfully ask that you do not bring children to the clinic unless they are the person requiring treatment.

  • Please sanitize your hands up on entering the clinic.
  • We will screen for symptoms and risk when you make your booking and again at the time of your appointment.

 

1.       Do you have a confirmed diagnosis of COVID-19 or are you awaiting results of a COVID test?

2.       Have you or anyone you are in contact with, had contact (in the last 7 days) with someone with a confirmed diagnosis of COVID-19?

3.       Are you or any members of your household in isolation?

4.       Do you have any of the following symptoms?

a.       a cough

b.       a high temperature (at least 38°C)

c.       shortness of breath

d.       sore throat

e.       sneezing or runny nose

f.        temporary loss of smell

If your answer is YES to any of the questions please let our staff know.

  • These requirements also apply to anyone attending our clinics with patients.

  • Telehealth is available where clinically appropriate and accessible to you.

We do not need to see your vaccination pass but encourage you do the following to help minimise THE risk of potential spreading of covd-19:

  1. Please make our reception staff aware that you are not vaccinated at the time of your booking (this is so our staff can wear appropriate PPE during your appointment).
  2. We ask you to wait in your car/ car park until your health care provider is ready to see you. The reception team will give you a call to let you know when you can come into the building.
  3. We ask you to wear a surgical mask (not cloth) for your appointment and can provide you with one if needed.
  4. Once your appointment has finished, we ask you to leave without paying and we will send the invoice to you for online payment.

Please be aware that these measures are encouraged but still voluntary. We will not enquire about your vaccination status. It is up to you if you wish to share this information with us. 

We understand you may have questions about these requirements – please email any questions or concerns to: info@sportsclinic.co.nz and we will respond as soon as possible.

We appreciate your support and understanding as we navigate these changing circumstances together. We will keep this page updated as the requirements of the Covid Protection Framework and traffic light settings change.

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