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How Blooms The Chemist can help you with COVID-19
Your Blooms The Chemist team is here to help you support yourself and your family's health and wellbeing, especially when it comes to COVID-19.
Our Pharmacists and team members have been providing personalised health care and advice for Australian communities nationwide for over 40 years.
How do I know if I have COVID-19?
You can see if you've contracted the coronavirus disease by doing a PCR or a Rapid Antigen Test.
PCR tests, or polymerase chain reaction (PCR), is the most reliable way to see if you do have COVID-19. Rapid antigen tests (RATS) can be done from home, are less accurate and give a result in 15 to 20 minutes.
At Blooms The Chemist, we have a variety of RAT tests available for your convenience.
What do I do if I've tested positive?
If you've tested positive for COVID-19, it's important to self isolate immediately after you've reported your positive COVID-19 test with the relevant state or territory health body.
Although it's no longer a legal requirement in Australia for people infected to self isolate, it is strongly recommended to stay home if you can so you can prevent the spread of infection.
What are the common symptoms of COVID-19?
Some common symptoms of the coronavirus disease include:
• Flu symptoms
There are varying degrees of symptoms, including mild symptoms, such as shortness of breath, feeling dizzy or weak or a persistent worsening cough.
Severe symptoms can result in severe illness, being unconscious, respiratory failure and more.
The way you experience the coronavirus disease depends on whether or not you've been vaccinated or have certain underlying medical conditions, such as cancer, chronic kidney disease or diabetes1.
How can I relieve symptoms of COVID-19?
It can be easy to relieve symptoms, but it depends on the range of symptoms you're experiencing.
Some infected people don't experience any symptoms apart from mild symptoms, such as headaches, or common flu symptoms, such as a runny nose or a sore throat.
Blooms The Chemist has a range of pain relief products available, including cold, cough and flu products, oximeters to measure your blood oxygen levels and more. You can find information about these products here.
How can I prevent the spread of COVID-19?
There are a range of things you can do to prevent the spread of coronavirus disease. These include:
• Being vaccinated
• Keeping Rapid Antigen Tests on hand or testing for coronavirus when you are experiencing symptoms
• Wearing a face mask when you are in higher risk situations, including public places, public transport, hospitals and aged care facilities
• Following basic hygiene practices, including washing your hands frequently and using hand sanitiser
If you're not vaccinated, we offer COVID-19 vaccines, such as Pfizer, Novavax and Moderna. If you'd like to get vaccinated, please make a booking at your local Blooms The Chemist pharmacy here.
1Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, People with Certain Medical Conditions, accessed 10 January 2023.