If you have been told to self isolate, use this fact sheet as a guide on what this means for you and your family.
If you are pregnant and symptomatic you qualify for PCR testing. Please book an appointment online HERE.
This video helps educate the public on ways to stay healthy during this pandemic and explains:
To find up to date information about our local hospital COVID precautions, read here.
During this pandemic we have two goals:
In order to fulfil these two goals, we will need to alter how we provide care to our clients.
Please read our most up to date policies HERE.
Entering our clinic:
Masking policy: Refer here for more details
Changing the flow of people at our clinic: We are making the following changes to reduce transmission:
Hospital births: Two visitors or support people are permitted at the bedside for Labour and Delivery. Support people are not required to be vaccinated.
You can find the most updated visitor guidelines here.
During this time when hospital resources are scarce, we are asking that if you are stable and able, to strongly consider early discharge from hospital after you give birth.
Home Births: We will continue to offer choice of birthplace. Home birth can be a great way to keep people and their babies out of the hospital, however, we need to be certain that every person requesting a home birth is a good candidate for home birth (ie. low risk of complications). If any household members are sick or have screened positive for COVID-19, your midwife will engage in an informed choice discussion with you about your choice of birthplace. Hospital births are strongly recommended for clients who screen or test positive for COVID-19 due to a greater ability to adopt COVID-19 precautions and as your infant may require a higher level of hospital care.