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COVID-19


Blooms The Chemist is closely monitoring the situation around COVID-19 (‘coronavirus’) to assess the current and potential impact on our team members, business and customers.

 

 

Above all else, the health and safety of our people and communities is our
first priority.

 

 

 

Important Covid-19 Updates

 

Important Covid-19 Update 15 September 2021

 

Stores identified as Sites for Contacts with a Confirmed case of COVID-19 Case:

 

Blooms The Chemist Erina has been identified as a site for a CASUAL contact with a confirmed COVID-19 case.

If you visited Blooms The Chemist Erina on Thursday 9 September between 8:40am - 9:00am please:

• Get a COVID-19 test at your closest testing location, and isolate until a negative result is received.

• Please get tested even if you have had a test in recent days.

• Get another COVID-19 test on day 5 after you were at the casual contact place.

• You can stop isolating when you get a negative result from your first test – but please:

          - Wear a mask when in the same room as any other person.

          - Do not leave your home except if this is necessary, or to exercise outdoors.

          - Go to work only if this is essential for your workplace.

• Monitor for for COVID-19 symptoms and get tested again at any time if you develop any symptoms. You will need to isolate until you receive a negative test result.

 

Blooms The Chemist Erina has been cleaned according to Safe Work Australia guidelines and is open and trading as usual.

 

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Stores identified as Sites for Contacts with a Confirmed case of COVID-19 Case:

 

Blooms The Chemist Kiama has been identified as a site for a CASUAL contact with a confirmed COVID-19 case.

If you visited Blooms The Chemist Kiama on Sunday 12 September between 9:00am - 9:10am please:

• Get a COVID-19 test at your closest testing location, and isolate until a negative result is received.

• Please get tested even if you have had a test in recent days.

• Get another COVID-19 test on day 5 after you were at the casual contact place.

• You can stop isolating when you get a negative result from your first test – but please:

          - Wear a mask when in the same room as any other person.

          - Do not leave your home except if this is necessary, or to exercise outdoors.

          - Go to work only if this is essential for your workplace.

• Monitor for for COVID-19 symptoms and get tested again at any time if you develop any symptoms. You will need to isolate until you receive a negative test result.

 

Blooms The Chemist Kiama has been cleaned according to Safe Work Australia guidelines and is open and trading as usual.

 

 

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Important Covid-19 Update 19 August 2021

 

Stores identified as Sites for Contacts with a Confirmed case of COVID-19 Case:

 

Blooms The Chemist Dubbo has been identified as a site for a CASUAL contact with a confirmed COVID-19 case.

If you visited Blooms The Chemist Dubbo on Wednesday 11 August between 11:45 - 11:50 am please:

• Get a COVID-19 test at your closest testing location, and isolate until a negative result is received.

• Please get tested even if you have had a test in recent days.

• Get another COVID-19 test on day 5 after you were at the casual contact place.

• You can stop isolating when you get a negative result from your first test – but please:

          - Wear a mask when in the same room as any other person.

          - Do not leave your home except if this is necessary, or to exercise outdoors.

          - Go to work only if this is essential for your workplace.

• Monitor for for COVID-19 symptoms and get tested again at any time if you develop any symptoms. You will need to isolate until you receive a negative test result.

 

Blooms The Chemist Dubbo has been cleaned according to Safe Work Australia guidelines and is open and trading as usual.

 

 

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Stores identified as Sites for Contacts with a Confirmed case of COVID-19 Case:

 

Blooms The Chemist Mudgee Southside has been identified as a site for a CASUAL contact with a confirmed COVID-19 case.

If you visited Blooms The Chemist Mudgee Southside on Friday 13 August between 2:45 - 3:00 pm please:

• Get a COVID-19 test at your closest testing location, and isolate until a negative result is received.

• Please get tested even if you have had a test in recent days.

• Get another COVID-19 test on day 5 after you were at the casual contact place.

• You can stop isolating when you get a negative result from your first test – but please:

          - Wear a mask when in the same room as any other person.

          - Do not leave your home except if this is necessary, or to exercise outdoors.

          - Go to work only if this is essential for your workplace.

• Monitor for for COVID-19 symptoms and get tested again at any time if you develop any symptoms. You will need to isolate until you receive a negative test result.

 

Blooms The Chemist Mudgee Southside has been cleaned according to Safe Work Australia guidelines and is open and trading as usual.

 

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What we know about COVID-19
COVID-19 (Coronavirus) is a virus that causes respiratory illness. There is evidence that it spreads from person to person.

 

Symptoms include:
• fever
• flu-like symptoms such as coughing, sore throat and fatigue
• shortness of breath

 

A fact sheet from the Department of Health is available here.

 

It is recommended that anyone with a fever, cough, sore throat or shortness of breath, who has returned from international travel in the last 14 days, contact their doctor immediately. The Australian Government advises calling ahead to ensure the doctor’s office has time to prepare for their arrival.

For more information, visit the Department of Health website.

 

Medication Supply
From 19 March 2020 the Australian Government has introduced measures to minimise the potential for medicine shortages.

 

These measures include:
• limiting dispensing of certain prescription products to one month’s supply at the prescribed dose, and sales of certain over-the-counter medicines to a maximum of one unit per purchase
• placing some over-the-counter medicines for which there has been particularly high demand behind the counter to assist in allocating supply equitably

 

Your Pharmacist and Pharmacy team are here to support you and your family during this time. Please come in and see us or call your local store.

 

We are aligned with what the supermarkets are asking of their customers. Please - only buy what you need for now.


Precautions
• Wash your hands often with soap and water
• Use a tissue and cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze or cough into your elbow.
• Avoid close contact with others
• Regularly disinfect benches, desks, tables, keyboards, door handles, phones and other surfaces that are regularly touched
• If you have fever, cough, and difficulty breathing, seek medical care early and share previous travel history with your health care provider. 

 

The Australian Government will continue to update the Department of Health website with the latest information regarding travel advice, countries considered high or moderate risk and appropriate precautions.

 

According to the Department of Health, "Surgical masks in the community are only helpful in preventing people who have coronavirus disease from spreading it to others. If you are well, you do not need to wear a surgical mask as there is little evidence supporting the widespread use of surgical masks in healthy people to prevent transmission in public."

 

What to do if you develop symptoms
According to the Department of Health, "If you develop symptoms (fever, a cough, sore throat, tiredness or shortness of breath) within 14 days of arriving from international travel is at higher risk for COVID-19, or within 14 days of last contact of a confirmed case, you should arrange to see your doctor for urgent assessment.

You should telephone the health clinic or hospital before you arrive and tell them your travel history or that you may have been in contact with a potential case of coronavirus. You must remain isolated either in your home or a healthcare setting until public health authorities inform you it is safe for you to return to your usual activities."

 

Resources
We will continue to update this page with new information as it becomes available.

 

For the latest Australian Government updates, visit:

 

Department of Health - COVID-19
Department of Health - COVID-19 Resources
Smart Traveller - COVID-19