COVID-19 Policy

Dec 17, 2021

As an essential service, our clinics remain open as usual throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. COVID-19 is a highly transmissible virus and our highest priority is to keep you, our staff and our communities safe and healthy so we can continue to help you Move Without Pain.

From December 17, 2021, it will be mandatory for anyone entering any Dan Everson Podiatry clinic to wear a face mask, including all staff, patients and carers/guardians.

No mask = no entry

In line with government directives, we have the right to ask patients for their vaccination status and for proof of vaccination.

We believe that vaccinations play a critical role in ensuring safety for everyone. However, we also respect each individual's right to make their own choices regarding their health. This is why we continue to treat all patients regardless of vaccination status, provided they wear a mask whilst at our clinics. 

What we’re doing

  • Wearing masks.
  • In compliance with government directives, all DEP staff are fully vaccinated as of December 15, 2021.
  • Leaving consultation room doors open unless a window can be opened.
  • Routine cleaning and disinfecting with a TGA approved, COVID strength antiviral solution.

What we’re asking you to do

  • Wear a mask.
  • If you're unvaccinated, please wait outside the clinic prior to your appointment, until directed by staff.
  • Cooperate with a pre-screening prior to your visit (questions listed below).
  • Avoid bringing others with you to your appointment, unless it’s absolutely necessary.

Pre-screening questions

If you answer yes to any of these questions, we will:

  • Reschedule your appointment as soon as possible after the 14-day quarantine period.
  • Remind you that protocols state that you must self-isolate at home for 14 days after overseas travel and having close contact with a confirmed COVID-19 case.
  • Remind you that you should call your GP if you develop respiratory symptoms or fever.

We take all precautions recommended by Queensland Health and the Australian Podiatry Association, updating our daily procedures as necessary. If you have any specific questions or concerns, please reach out.

Thank you for your cooperation and for doing your part in helping to keep us all safe from COVID-19.